Prudential Financial has named Paul Swanson senior VP and national sales manager of Prudential Retirement Services. He will report to Paul Chong, Prudential's executive VP of business development.

Swanson will be responsible for managing the Retirement Services unit's multiple distribution channels. Those include third-party brokers, national consulting firms and Prudential-affiliated personnel, such as financial advisors at Prudential Securities and agents of the firm's U.S. Consumer Group. Swanson will initially seek to hire defined contribution specialists for various regional openings across the country as well, Prudential said.

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