Leadership Team - Biography
Solynn McCurdy is senior vice president, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, for Symetra Life Insurance Company. A member of the Senior Leadership Team, he oversees the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) office with responsibility for driving overall strategy. In this role, Mr. McCurdy partners with senior leaders to embed DE&I goals as drivers of sustained results across the company, for our products, partners, customers and employees.
Mr. McCurdy joined Symetra in June 2021 from BECU, where he was senior vice president of Social Impact, leading all philanthropic and financial health efforts, community engagement and cooperative community advocacy for Washington state’s largest credit union and its more than 2,300 employees. He was instrumental in reimagining the BECU Foundation and strategizing to accelerate its DE&I work, and he was the founding executive sponsor for their Black Alliance Cooperative Employee Connections Group.
Prior to joining BECU, Mr. McCurdy was chief executive officer at Social Venture Partners Seattle and led social impact programs at Premera Blue Cross. Formerly, he was director of external affairs at Seattle University, where he stewarded regional strategies in community engagement and advocacy.
Mr. McCurdy has served on the curriculum committee for Leadership Tomorrow and on the board of trustees for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. He received a master’s in education from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Washington.