Leadership Team

President and Chief Executive Officer
Margaret Meister is president and chief executive officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and president of its insurance subsidiaries. She is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Ms. Meister joined Symetra in 1988 as an actuarial student.
Executive Vice President and Chief of Service and Operations
Chantel L. Balkovetz is executive vice president and chief of service and operations of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. In this role, she leads the customer service and operations teams for Symetra’s three divisions—Retirement, Benefits and Individual Life—with
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tommie Brooks is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. Mr. Brooks is responsible for leading the company’s financial operations and strategy and serves as a liaison between the company and its board of directors and
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Mark Hunt is executive vice president and chief investment officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. In this role, Mr. Hunt directs the company's investment policy and strategy, and oversees Symetra's approximately $35 billion investment portfolio. Mr.
Executive Vice President, Benefits Division
Harry S. Monti is executive vice president, Benefits Division, for Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. He is responsible for the company’s medical stop-loss insurance, group life and disability income insurance, and Select Benefits business that focuses on voluntary and
Executive Vice President, Retirement Division
Wesley W. Severin is executive vice president, Retirement Division, for Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. He has profit-and-loss responsibility for Symetra’s annuity products, including strategy development, product design and innovation, product marketing, market
Executive Vice President, Individual Life Division
Jon Stenberg is executive vice president, Individual Life Division, for Symetra Life Insurance Company. In this role, Mr. Stenberg leads strategic direction for product development and management, sales, marketing, service and operations for Symetra’s fastest-growing division. Mr.
Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary & Chief Risk Officer
Dena S. Ashlock is senior vice president, chief actuary and chief risk officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. Appointed chief actuary in April 2019, Ms. Ashlock guides the company’s product pricing strategies and actuarial aspects of financial reporting.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Anne-Marie Diouf is senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. She leads the human resources, workplace services, business continuity and corporate security departments, is a member of the Chief Operations Office, and
Senior Vice President, Stop-Loss
Jeremy P. Freestone is senior vice president for medical stop loss insurance for Symetra Life Insurance Company. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of Symetra’s stop-loss business, including sales, underwriting and claims. Mr. Freestone joined Symetra in 2005 as an actuarial assistant.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Joel Kneisley is senior vice president and chief information officer for Symetra Life Insurance Company and its insurance subsidiaries. He has oversight of Symetra’s technology strategy, team and operations, with responsibility for the ongoing development of Symetra’s long-term information
Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs
Trinity Parker is senior vice president, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs, for Symetra Life Insurance Company. A member of the Senior Leadership Team, she leads Symetra’s overall marketing and communications strategy and programs and has responsibility for the company’s relationships
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Jacquie Veneziani is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the company’s Law and Compliance functions and serving as a liaison to the company’s board of directors.
Senior Vice President, Chief of Strategy
Mindi E. Work is senior vice president and chief of strategy for Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. She leads the company’s corporate strategic planning process, including the development, design and business execution of strategic programs. Ms.