Board of Directors
Mr. Eason served as President, Network Services from 1999 through 2000; President, SBC International of SBC from 1998 until 1999; President and CEO of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (SWBTC) from 1996 until 1998; President and CEO of Southwestern Bell Communications, Inc. from 1995 through 1996; President of Network Services of SWBTC from 1993 through 1995; and President of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company of the Midwest from 1992 to 1993.
He held various other positions with SBC and its subsidiaries prior to 1992.
Mr. Eason was a director of Williams Communications Group, Inc. until his retirement in January 2001.
Mr. Eason has been a director since 1993.
William J. Bartlett retired as a partner from Ernst & Young Australia in 2003. He was an accountant and consultant with Ernst & Young for more than 35 years and advised numerous clients in the global insurance industry. He was appointed a partner of Ernst & Young in Sydney, Australia in 1980, a position he held until his retirement. He served as chairman of the firm’s global insurance practice from 1991 to 2000, and was chairman of the Australian insurance practice group from 1989 to 1998.
Mr. Bartlett currently serves as an independent, non-executive director of Suncorp Metway Limited, GWA Limited and the Abacus Property Trust, all of which are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The RGA Board of Directors determined that Mr. Bartlett's simultaneous service on the audit committees of three other public companies will not impair Mr. Bartlett's ability to effectively serve on RGA's Audit Committee. Mr. Bartlett previously served as a member of the Australian Life Insurance Actuarial Standards Board and as a consultant to the Australian Financial Reporting Council on Auditor Independence. He holds several professional memberships in Australia (ACPA and FCA), South Africa (CASA) and the United Kingdom (FCMA).
Mr. Bartlett has been a director since 2004.
Since 2002, Arnoud Boot has been Professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE). He is Chairman of the Bank Council of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), and a member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), the Dutch Social Economic Council (SER), and the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) in Frankfurt. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and at the Davidson Institute of the University of Michigan. Prior to his current positions, he was on the faculty of the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, and during 2000-2001 he was a partner in the Finance and Strategy Practice at McKinsey & Co. In 2008, he was President of the European Finance Association (EFA). He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Chairman of the Royal Netherlands Economic Association (KVS).
In addition to his academic activities, Professor Boot advises extensively on ownership structure issues, particularly related to the public/private domain. He is frequently involved in legal cases (expert opinions), and is a consultant to several financial institutions and corporations. His consultancy activities concern the regulation and strategic positioning of financial institutions, corporate finance, governance and anti-trust issues. For these activities, he has also established the Amsterdam Center for Corporate Finance, a "think tank" designed to improve the interaction between theory and practice. He is a non-executive director of several agencies.
Professor Boot held visiting appointments at several universities. He has been a Bertil Danielsson Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden and an Olin Fellow at Cornell University in the U.S., and is also conferred the honorary title of Visiting Professor from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana. He has taught in a number of MBA programs and in a variety of executive education programs. His research focuses on corporate finance and financial institutions. He has written on regulation of financial institutions, the design of securities, corporate governance, capital structure, corporate divestitures and take-overs and rescheduling of sovereign debt. His publications have appeared in major academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, the Economic Journal and the International Economic Review.
Mr. Boot has been a director since 2009.
Mr. Danahy has an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University’s Olin School of Business.
Mr. Danahy has been a director since 2009.
Christine Detrick served as a Director/Partner, Leader of Americas Financial Services Practice, and Senior Advisor of Bain & Company, Inc., from 2002 to 2012. Bain & Company is one of the world’s leading management consulting firms.
Before joining Bain, Detrick served for 10 years at A.T. Kearney, Inc., including as Director, Global Leader of Financial Services Practice, and as Leader, Eastern U.S. Profit Center.
Prior to those roles, she was a founding partner of First Financial Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in savings and loan institutions from 1988 to 1992, and served as Chief Executive Officer, St. Louis Bank for Savings. She currently serves on the board of Forethought Financial Group, Inc., a private life insurance carrier.
Ms. Detrick has been a director since 2014.
Patricia L. (Tricia) Guinn is the retired Managing Director of Risk and Financial Services at Towers Watson and served as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. As Managing Director, she oversaw delivery of insurance consulting and software, reinsurance brokerage, and investment services to clients globally. During her 39-year career with Towers Watson, she also advised senior insurance company executives and boards on major strategic issues, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis, and performance measurement.
Ms. Guinn is also a member of the board of directors of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, a global provider of innovative property, casualty, and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, and an Association Member of BUPA, a leading international healthcare group.
A 2014 recipient of the Actuarial Foundation’s Insurance Legends Award, Ms. Guinn is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). She has served on the board of the Actuarial
Foundation, and is a current board member of the International Insurance Society, a member of the Society of Actuaries Nominating Committee, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries Financial Regulatory Task Force.
Ms. Guinn has been a director since 2016.
Alan C. Henderson retired in 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer of RehabCare Group, Inc. (RehabCare). Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in June 1998, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of RehabCare from 1991 through May 1998.
Mr. Henderson served as a director of the following organizations: RehabCare from June 1998 to December 2003; Angelica Corporation from March 2001 to June 2003; and General American Capital Corp., a registered investment company, from October 1989 to April 2003.
Mr. Henderson has been a director since 2002.
Anna Manning is President and a Director of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated. As President, she oversees RGA’s strategic planning and development, and also leads its transactional businesses, which include the company’s Global Financial Solutions and Global Acquisitions businesses, as well as its Global Analytics and In-Force Optimization team.
Throughout 2016, Anna will assume responsibilities held by RGA’s current Chief Executive Officer, Greig Woodring, preparing her for a full transition in January 2017 to the CEO role.
Prior to becoming President in December 2015, Anna was Senior Executive Vice President, Global Structured Solutions, overseeing the company’s transactional businesses. Previously, she held the role of Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Markets since 2011, and later took on responsibility for Latin American markets as well. In that role, as Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Markets and Latin American Markets, she was responsible for all RGA operations in the United States, Mexico and Latin America. From 2008 until 2011, Anna was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for RGA’s International Division, overseeing the division’s marketing, pricing, underwriting, claims and administration.
Anna, who joined RGA in 2007, has more than three decades of leadership experience in the insurance industry. Before coming to RGA, Anna spent 19 years with the Toronto office of Towers Perrin’s Tillinghast insurance consulting practice. She provided consulting services to the insurance industry in mergers and acquisitions, value-added performance measurement, product development, and financial reporting.
Anna is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA). She received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in actuarial science from the University of Toronto. Anna has served as a member of the ACLI’s Financial Services Steering Committee and the ACLI’s Reinsurance Executive Roundtable Program Committee.
Joyce A. Phillips is the former Chief Executive Officer, Global Wealth, Group Managing Director, and Management Board member of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), a global top-20 bank.
Prior to joining ANZ in 2009, Phillips was President and Chief Operating Officer of American Life Insurance Company (ALICO), then a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), which had operations in 55 countries.
Phillips joined ALICO from Citigroup, where she was head of International Retail Banking, responsible for strengthening product distribution and expansion in Citigroup’s global retail banking franchise in 42 countries. Her prior roles include senior positions with Citigroup Japan and GE Capital.
Ms. Phillips has been a director since 2014.
Frederick J. Sievert, retired President of New York Life Insurance Company, served in that position from 2002 through 2007. He shared responsibility for overall company management in the Office of the Chairman from 2004 until his retirement in 2007.
Mr. Sievert joined New York Life in 1992 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Individual Operations. In 1995, Mr. Sievert was promoted to Executive Vice President and was elected to the Board of Directors in November 1996. In addition, he was President and a member of the Board of New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation, served as Chairman of the Board of NYLIFE Insurance Company of Arizona, and served on the Board of Directors for Max New York Life in India, the joint venture company in Thailand, and the company’s South Korea operation.
Prior to joining New York Life, Mr. Sievert was a Senior Vice President for Royal Maccabees Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of the Royal Insurance Group of London, England.
Mr. Sievert also served as past chairman of the American College, the Life Insurance Council of New York and the Actuarial Foundation.
Mr. Sievert has been a director since 2010.
Mr. Tulin joined AXA Equitable in 1996 as a Senior Executive Vice President and CFO. In May 1997, he became an Executive Vice President and CFO of AXA Financial. In February 1998, he was named Vice Chairman and Director of AXA Equitable, while continuing to hold the duties of CFO. Additionally, prior to his retirement at the end of 2006, Mr. Tulin was responsible for AXA Group financial communication, relations with rating agencies and consolidated risk assessment. He also served on the AXA Group Executive Committee from 2000 through 2006.
Prior to joining AXA Equitable, Mr. Tulin was Co-chairman of Coopers & Lybrand’s Insurance Industry Practice, with broad responsibilities for services delivered to the life insurance industry, both domestically and internationally, including audit, tax, actuarial, management and systems consulting.
Before joining Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P., Mr. Tulin was with Milliman & Robertson, Inc. for 17 years, where he developed a large actuarial and strategic planning group that addressed a broad range of industry issues, particularly mergers and acquisitions. From 1983 to 1988, he served as the consulting actuary to the Rehabilitators of the Baldwin-United Corporation Life Company subsidiaries in rehabilitation.
Mr. Tulin is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Actuarial Foundation. He also served as a board member of the American Council of Life Insurers for six years and was a frequent speaker at actuarial and insurance industry conferences. In 2007, Mr. Tulin was honored with the Insurance Legends Award.
Among other community activities, Mr. Tulin is a board member and former Treasurer of the Jewish Theological Seminary; member of the Board of Overseers at Brandeis University Graduate School of International Economics and Finance; and a founder of both the U.S. Holocaust Museum and the Wiesenthal Center. He currently sits on the board of the National Constitution Center and is the Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Greig Woodring is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, and retired President of the company. Prior to assuming the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of RGA in 1993, Greig served as Executive Vice President of General American Life Insurance Company (now GenAmerica Financial L.L.C.), in charge of all reinsurance business.
Greig joined General American in 1979 as an actuary, and assumed responsibility for General American’s reinsurance business in 1986. Before joining General American, he was an actuary at United Insurance Company in Chicago, Illinois. General American’s reinsurance division led to the formation of RGA. Greig led the company through its initial public offering in May 1993. Since then, after more than 20 years of his leadership, RGA has grown to become one of the world’s leading life reinsurers, with offices in 26 countries and revenues of $10.4 billion for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Greig is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science (M.S.) in mathematics from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves as a director and officer of many RGA subsidiaries.