Hartford Mutual Funds has named Jac McLean as head of distribution, a newly created position, responsible for retail sales, institutional sales and key account management.

McLean began his career at MFS Fund Distributors and most recently served as head of U.S. retail and offshore sales at Eaton Vance.

"Jac has an extensive background in sales and distribution," stated Jim Davey, executive vice president of Hartford Mutual Funds. "He has developed strong relationships over his 20 years in the industry and he will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow and develop our mutual funds business."

Hartford Mutual Funds has $87.3 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2012.

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