September 20, 2017 12:43 AM ET

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Company Overview of Symetra Life Insurance Company

Company Overview

Symetra Life Insurance Company provides retirement, employee benefits, and life insurance products. The company offers fixed and variable deferred, fixed indexed, and income annuities; term and permanent life insurance products; and individual retirement annuities. It also provides group life and disability insurance, stop loss, fixed-payment medical, and critical illness and accident insurance for employers and employees. It serves customers through a network of independent advisors, brokers, and agents in the United States. Symetra Life Insurance Company was formerly known as Safeco Life Insurance Company and changed its name to Symetra Life Insurance Company in September 2004. The company...

777 108th Avenue NE

Suite 1200

Bellevue, WA 98004-5135

United States

Founded in 1957

Phone:

425-256-8000

Fax:

425-256-5818

Key Executives for Symetra Life Insurance Company

CEO, President, CEO of Symetra Financial Corporation and President of Symetra Financial Corporation
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 52
Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 67
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Symetra Life Insurance Company Key Developments

Symetra Life Insurance Company Announces Management Promotions

Symetra Life Insurance Company reported the promotions of two Individual Life executives as Mary E. Bates is named senior vice president, chief operations officer, and Phil Bouvier assumes divisional sales leadership responsibilities as vice president, Sales and Marketing. Bates and Bouvier report to Symetra CEO Tom Marra and are based in the company's Waltham, Massachusetts office. Bates joined Symetra in May 2016 as vice president, underwriting research and development, Individual Life. Prior to Symetra, Bates was senior vice president of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. Bouvier joined Symetra in July 2011 as vice president, Life Insurance Sales. He previously served as national vice president, Individual Insurance Division at Sun Life Financial in Boston, and spent 15 years at John Hancock Life Insurance company in a variety of sales and management positions.

Symetra Life Insurance Company Announces Executive Promotions

Symetra Life Insurance Company announced the promotions of two Individual Life executives as Mary E. Bates is named senior vice president, chief operations officer, and Phil Bouvier assumes divisional sales leadership responsibilities as vice president, Sales and Marketing. Bates and Bouvier report to Symetra CEO Tom Marra and are based in the company's Waltham, Massachusetts office. Bates joined the company in May 2016 as vice president, underwriting research and development, Individual Life. Prior to the company, Bates was senior vice president of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, where she served as its head of Life Underwriting. Bouvier joined the company in July 2011 as vice president, Life Insurance Sales, responsible for increasing sales of advanced planning individual life insurance products through new distribution outlets, including brokerage general agencies and independent life professionals.

Symetra Life Insurance Company Appoints Joel C. Kneisley as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Symetra Life Insurance Company named Joel C. Kneisley as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Kneisley was promoted from his current role as vice president, Information Technology. He continues to report to Symetra Chief Financial Officer Margaret Meister, who has served as interim CIO since June 2014. Kneisley will assume oversight of Symetra’s technology strategy, team and operations, with responsibility for the ongoing development of Symetra’s long-term information technology (IT) and digital roadmap. This encompasses the company’s IT systems architecture, business applications and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Symetra in 2011, Kneisley held senior IT management positions at Microsoft, Cloud Wise Consulting and Fox Software, as well as in the United States Armed Services where he managed the deployment of Global Positioning Systems.

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