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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 2015 Annual Election of Directors will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM (ET) at India House, located at One Hanover Square in New York, New York. The required notice to Policyholders was published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe newspapers on April 6, 2015.

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

- John J. Brennan

- Nancy E. Cooper

- James E. Daley

- Deanna M. Mulligan

 

The candidates, if elected, will serve three-year terms commencing January 1, 2016. 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: 

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
7 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004-2616
​Attention: Office of the Corporate Secretary, 27th Floor, H-27-A

Board of Directors

Committee Assignments

Committee 2015 Members

Human Resources & Governance

John J. Brennan (Chair)
Richard E. Cavanagh
Paul B. Guenther
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
Donald C. Waite III

Investment

Deborah L. Duncan (Chair)
Lloyd E. Campbell
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
Paul B. Guenther

Executive

Donald C. Waite III (Lead Director)
John J. Brennan
Nancy E. Cooper
Deborah L. Duncan
Stephen J. Squeri

 

Approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2014

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