Annual Election of Directors

Guardian's 2022 Annual Election of Directors is scheduled to take place:

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET)
at our corporate headquarters, located at 10 Hudson Yards in New York City.

Four candidates have been nominated to serve as Directors for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2023:

Biographies for each nominee can be found by clicking on the candidate's name above.

Please exercise your legal right as a policyholder to vote in the Annual Election. Every policyholder whose policy or contract has been in force for at least one year before the election date is entitled to a vote.

You may vote either in person, by proxy or by mail. If you received a proxy card in the mail, and you would like to vote by proxy, please sign the proxy card in the presence of a witness (as required by New York State Insurance Law) and return it in the postage-paid envelope that is included. Remember, proxy cards must be received by 5 P.M., December 13, 2022.

If you did not receive a proxy card and would like to vote by mail, you can download a ballot using the link below - just click on the "Download" button at the end of this paragraph and print the Policyholder Ballot, sign it (in the presence of a witness) and return it by mail to this address as soon as possible:

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
C/O Proxy Tabulator
PO Box 8035
Cary, NC 27512

For questions about the Annual Election, please contact the Office of the Corporate Secretary, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, 10, Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001 or send and email to

To vote, download a Policyholder Ballot Download.

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 Governance and Sustainability Committee Charter


Audit and Risk Committee Charter


Investment Committee Charter


Definition of Director Independence


Board of Directors

Our policyholders’ interests are at the heart of everything we do, and our board’s primary responsibility is to maintain and operate the company for their benefit. The board provides corporate governance and general oversight of the company to ensure we are delivering on our promises.

Learn about our Board of Directors