The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has hired Richard Jones as the new senior vice president and chief communications officer of the firm.

Mr Jones will be responsible for leading Guardian’s media relations, organizational communications, advertising and brand management functions.

Mr Jones joins Guardian from GE Money where he was the vice president of communications for the Americas region. He graduated from Ohio University with a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in communication.

Dennis Manning, president and CEO of Guardian, said: Richard has extensive experience developing and managing strategic communications programs. We look forward to his leadership and perspective in creating a communications agenda to support Guardian’s continued growth as a leading provider of insurance and other financial solutions to individuals and small businesses.