July 15, 2009 – David James Beed of West Hartford, CT-based executive search firm JIRB Group, LLC, has recruited James Weakley as head of marketing for Prudential International. Mr. Weakley will work out of their Newark, NJ headquarters. Prior to joining Prudential International, Mr. Weakley served as executive vice president of strategic growth for American General. He also served as president and CEO of AIG Benefit/Workplace Solutions and president and CEO of American General Life and Accident. “We were very pleased to be able to handle this important work for Prudential International as they expand their global operations. Jim will be a significant addition to their global management team,” said Mr. Beed. JIRB Group specializes in the recruitment of senior corporate executives to financial services companies.