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Thomas Marra
Thomas M. Marra
Chairman of the Board

Tom Marra is chairman of the board.

Mr. Marra has more than 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, including serving as Symetra’s president and CEO from 2010 until 2018. He began his career at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. in 1980 as an actuarial student and rose to the position of president and chief operating officer of the parent company. He also served as president and chief operating officer of Hartford Life. Throughout his career at The Hartford, Mr. Marra held various directorships, including at the parent company and its subsidiaries. In 2009, he became a senior advisor at the Boston Consulting Group in the North America Financial Services division. 

Mr. Marra is a past director of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and a past chairman of the board of the ACLI and of the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI). In October 2011, Mr. Marra was inducted into the IRI Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions and leadership in the insured retirement industry.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in math from St. Bonaventure University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).