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Corporate Governance

At Guardian, we hold ourselves to high standards. This includes promoting and executing governance excellence, holding the best interests of the policyholder paramount, and, above all, doing the right thing. In order to uphold these standards of governance, we rely on the sound decision making, independence, and oversight of our Board of Directors.

Annual Election of Directors

Guardian's 2016 Annual Election of Directors will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at our Home Office, located at 7 Hanover Square, New York, New York.  Morrow & Co., LLC will conduct the tabulation for this year's Annual Election. 

The candidates who have been nominated for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2017 are:

For biographical information on each candidate, click the candidate's name.  Substantial policyholder participation in this election is desirable and encouraged.  If you are an eligible policyholder entitled to vote in this year's Election and are unable to cast your vote in person, simply click on the “download” button in the CAST YOUR VOTE NOW! box at the bottom of the page and download the Policyholder's Proxy, sign the proxy in the presence of a witness (as required by New York State Insurance Law) and return it by mail to the following address as soon as possible:

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
C/O Proxy Services Corp
PO BOX 9002
Brentwood, NY 11717-9810

REMEMBER:  If you vote by mail, in order for your proxy to be counted, we must receive it by the close of business, 5:00 p.m., on December 13, 2016.

Thank you for the trust you place in Guardian.

CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!

To vote, click this link to download a Policyholder's Proxy

Board of Directors

Committee Assignments

Committee 2016 Members

Human Resources & Governance

John J. Brennan (Chair)
Richard E. Cavanagh
Deborah L. Duncan
Stephen J. Squeri
Donald C. Waite III

 

Audit & Risk

Nancy E. Cooper (Chair)
Richard E. Cavanagh
Deborah L. Duncan
William C. Freda
John A. Somers

 

Investment

Lloyd E. Campbell (Chair)
Nancy E. Cooper
James E. Daley
William C. Freda
John A. Somers

 

Product & Distribution

Stephen J. Squeri (Chair)
John J. Brennan
Lloyd E. Campbell
James E. Daley
Donald C. Waite III

 

Executive

Donald C. Waite III (Lead Director)
John J. Brennan
Lloyd E. Campbell
Nancy E. Cooper
Stephen J. Squeri

 

 

Approved by the Board of Directors on November 18, 2015

Governance Documents

The following governance documents were adopted to safeguard and maintain the integrity of Guardian's Board of Directors and its Committees and to ensure the independence of the Board of Directors from Company management.

Company Charter

Company By-Laws

Corporate Governance Guidelines

Human Resources and Governance Committee Charter

Audit and Risk Committee Charter

Product and Distribution Committee Charter

Investment Committee Charter

Definition of Director Independence