NEW YORK, May 25, 2017 — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of whole life, individual disability insurance and employee benefits, announced today that Christopher (Chris) Jenny and Gary Norcross have been elected to three-year terms on its board of directors.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris and Gary to Guardian’s board as independent directors. They have each achieved tremendous success in their careers and are well-respected for their management expertise and strategic counsel,” said President and CEO Deanna Mulligan. “I look forward to their contributions at Guardian to help us deliver on our mission to be the trusted mutual partner for our customers.”

At The Parthenon Group, Mr. Jenny served as president and senior partner, a role he held from 1995 until the company’s merger with Ernst & Young in 2014. He is currently a senior advisor to the combined entity, Parthenon-EY. Previously, he was a partner at Bain & Company and served as president of Commercial Mortgage Corporation, a portfolio company of Bain Capital.  

With a respected track record of advising senior management on corporate strategy and profit improvement programs, Mr. Jenny currently serves on the boards of several public and private companies, including the commercial real estate company CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG); Jennus Innovation, a business development incubator for young entrepreneurs; Mobile Virtual Player (MVP); PLT4M; the New England Baptist Hospital; and the Sudbury Valley Trustees, a regional land conservation trust. 

Since 2015, Mr. Norcross has been the president and CEO of FIS, where he has held several senior management positions during his nearly three-decade tenure, including president and chief operating officer.

Mr. Norcross serves on the boards of the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas; the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast and Knowledge is Power Program’s (KIPP) Impact School in Jacksonville, Florida.

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About Guardian

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers, with $7.4 billion in capital and $1.5 billion in operating income (before taxes and dividends to policyholders) in 2016. Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868. Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments to dental and vision insurance and employee benefits. The company has approximately 8,800 employees and a network of over 2,750 financial representatives in 58 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please follow Guardian on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.


Financial information concerning The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® as of Dec.31, 2016, on a statutory basis: Admitted Assets = $51.9 Billion; Liabilities = $45.7 Billion (including $39.4 Billion of Reserves); and Surplus = $6.2 Billion. 

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