Sandra Waite Joins Guardian as Chief Communications Officer
NEW YORK, N.Y., April 19, 2021 – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian Life) today announced that Sandra Waite has joined the Company as Chief Communications Officer, reporting to Brian Scanlon, who oversees Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, and Communications.
“Sandra will play a key role in developing and driving our enterprise communications strategy and contributing to our cultural transformation,” said Scanlon. “Guardian is focused on becoming a more contemporary, consumer-focused organization and Sandra’s leadership and experience will be invaluable as we leverage all of our communications channels in support of that effort.”
Waite has over 17 years of executive experience in communications and public relations at the global, regional and local level. She joins Guardian from CVS Health where she was most recently Vice President, CEO and Enterprise Communications, responsible for managing the CEO's internal and external communications and thought leadership across all channels, including social platforms. In addition, she has provided executive leadership of key initiatives driving digital transformation, culture and consumer innovation and organizational change.
“I’m excited to lead communications at Guardian at such a pivotal time in its transformation,” said Waite. “The company is values-driven and customer focused, which is both inspiring and a great opportunity to have a meaningful and positive impact on all of our stakeholders.”
Prior to joining Aetna (a CVS Health company) in 2017, Sandy served in numerous executive leadership roles in the life sciences and healthcare, professional services, consumer and technology industries. She is also a former employment law attorney, holding a JD from University of Virginia School of Law and a BA from Spelman College.
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 over 9,000 employees and our network of over 2,500 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 2019 included $9.3 billion in capital and $1.7 billion in operating income. For more information, please visit guardianlife.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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