Guardian Appoints Chief Communications Officer
NEW YORK, N.Y., March 6, 2017 – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, has named Sherry Pudloski as chief communications officer, effective immediately. Based in New York City, she will report to Deanna Mulligan, president and chief executive officer.
Ms. Pudloski will be responsible for Guardian’s brand management, as well as internal, external and digital communications. She brings more than 20 years of expertise to her role, leading all areas of communications for brand, reputation management, and corporate social responsibility. Ms. Pudloski joins Guardian from Pfizer, where she was the Head of Reputation, Policy, and Enterprise Communications, and among many responsibilities, launched the company's first corporate advertising campaign in more than a decade to share its commitment to science and cures. Prior to her seven years with Pfizer, she was an Executive Director, Strategic Planning and Communications, at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. She was also a practice lead at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and served on the firm's management committee.
“Sherry is an accomplished and respected communications professional, and we are delighted that she will help lead Guardian’s corporate communications strategy,” said Ms. Mulligan. “As a member of Guardian’s leadership team, Sherry will be instrumental in finding new, creative, and effective ways of communicating and executing our customer-focused vision.”
"I am very pleased to join Guardian with its track record and commitment to bringing financial security to its customers and the communities it serves," said Ms. Pudloski. "I look forward to working with the leadership team and all our colleagues to share how the company will deliver on its promise well into the future."
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers, with $7.3 billion in capital and $1.5 billion in operating income (before taxes and dividends to policyholders) in 2015. 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 8,000 employees and a network of over 2,750 financial representatives in 57 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please follow Guardian on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.