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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 AM and 4:00 PM (ET) at the Home Office of the Company, which is located at 7 Hanover Square in New York, New York. The required notice to Policyholders was published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Star Tribune newspapers on April 11, 2016.

The following three candidates have been nominated for re-election to Guardian's Board of Directors:

The candidates, if elected, will serve three-year terms commencing January 1, 2017. Additional information regarding the Annual Election will be added to this site as it becomes available.

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

Harris Oliner
Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
7 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004-2616

Thank you for your interest in Guardian.

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