Guardian Life / About Guardian
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

The Annual Election of Directors of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America for 2016 was held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The three Directors who were elected for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2017, as provided in New York State Insurance Law, were:

The Annual Election of Directors in 2017 will take place in New York City, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM (ET). Additional information regarding the Annual Election will be added to this site as it becomes available.   

Should you have any questions on the Annual Elections, please direct your inquiries in writing to:  

          The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America  
          7 Hanover Square, 27th Floor, H-27-A     
          New York, NY 10004-2616  
          Attention: Harris Oliner, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Thank you for your interest in Guardian.

Board of Directors

Committee Assignments

Committee 2017 Members

Human Resources & Governance

John J. Brennan (Chair)
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



Lloyd E. Campbell (Chair) 
Richard E. Cavanagh
Nancy E. Cooper
William C. Freda


Product & Distribution

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



Deborah L. Duncan (Lead Director)
John J. Brennan
Lloyd E. Campbell
Nancy E. Cooper
Stephen J. Squeri




Approved by the Board of Directors on November 16, 2016

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