New York Life has announced the appointment of Katherine O'Brien to its
Executive Management Committee. Ms. O'Brien is chief human resources
officer of New York Life. She reports to Ted Mathas, chairman and chief
executive officer of New York Life.
The Executive Management Committee is comprised of New York Life's
senior executive leadership and assists the CEO in setting policy for
Mr. Mathas said, "We are proud to announce the appointment of Katherine
O'Brien to the Executive Management Committee. For nearly two decades
Katherine has made significant contributions to New York Life through
key roles in the Office of the General Counsel and the Human Resources
Department, including serving as chief corporate counsel and our first
chief diversity officer. We are very pleased to have her experience and
judgment on the Committee."
Ms. O'Brien joined New York Life in 1995 as a litigator, specializing in
employment litigation and benefits compliance. She has held roles of
increasing responsibility which included serving as the company's first
chief diversity officer in the Human Resources Department from 2006 to
2008. In 2008, Ms. O'Brien was elected first vice president and deputy
general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. In 2010, she was
elected senior vice president and chief corporate counsel, leading all
corporate practice teams in the Office of the General Counsel, including
the employment and ERISA units. She was named chief human resources
officer in 2013.
Ms. O'Brien earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of
Arts degree from Wesleyan University.
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in
1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*
and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the
highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any
life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M.
Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody's Investors Service (Aaa), Standard &
Poor's (AA+).** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life's family
of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and
long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides
institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New
York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and
services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life's
website at www.newyorklife.com
for more information.
*Based on revenue as reported by "Fortune 500 ranked within
Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)," Fortune magazine,
6/16/14. For methodology, please see http://fortune.com/fortune500/.
***New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York
Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New
York Life Investment Management LLC.
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