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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

The Annual Election of Directors of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America for 2015 was held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.  The four Directors who were elected for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2016, as provided in New York State Insurance Law, were:

The Annual Election of Directors in 2016 will take place in New York City, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 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 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