NEW YORK, NY, December 3, 2019 – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian Life), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, has been recognized with the “Best Overall Governance for a Private Company” award at the Corporate Secretary’s Corporate Governance Awards.

The award underscores the maturity and sophistication of Guardian’s governance practices. Areas of consideration included board structure and composition, regulatory disclosure, adoption of best practices for subsidiary management and other areas of the Company’s governance operations.

“This award is an acknowledgement that Guardian’s governance aligns with our values,” says Harris Oliner, Corporate Secretary. “Our basic tenets include promoting governance excellence, holding the best interests of our policyholders paramount and, above all, doing the right thing.”  

Sonya Crosswell, Assistant Corporate Secretary adds, “This award means a lot to us, because it recognizes the hard work of our team as we continuously strive to enhance our governance practices.”


About the Corporate Governance Awards

Companies across the world and from all industries were invited to submit nominations for various categories, including “Best Compliance and Ethics Program” (for large- cap and small- to mid-cap companies), “Best Proxy Statement” and “Best Use of Technology,” to name a few. An independent panel of judges reviewed all nominations and ultimately selected one winner per category, which were announced on November 21.


About Guardian

Every day, Guardian provides Americans the security they deserve through our insurance and wealth management products and services. Since our founding in 1860, our long-term view has helped our customers prepare for whatever life brings whether starting a family, planning for the future or taking care of employees. Today, we're a Fortune 250 mutual company and a leading provider of life, disability, dental, and other benefits for individuals, at the workplace and through government sponsored programs. The Guardian community of 9,500 employees and our network of over 2,700 financial representatives is committed to serving with expertise when, where and how our clients need us. Our commitments rest on a strong financial foundation, which at year-end 2018 included $8.5 billion in capital and $1.6 billion in operating income. For more information, please visit  or follow us on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.


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