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Biography PhotoThomas M. Marra
President and Chief Executive Officer

Tom Marra is president and chief executive officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries, as well as a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined Symetra in June 2010.

Marra has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He began his career at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., in 1980 as an actuarial student. While at The Hartford, he held increasingly senior positions, most recently as president and chief operating officer of the parent company. He also served as president and chief operating officer of Hartford Life, Inc., where he drove innovation and expansion of products, distribution, service and operations. Throughout his career at The Hartford, 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.

Marra is a past chairman of the board of the American Council of Life Insurers and of the National Association of Variable Annuities, now known as the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI). In October 2011, Marra was inducted into the IRI Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions and leadership in the insured retirement industry.

Marra is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and he serves on the board of his alma mater, St. Bonaventure University where he earned a bachelor of science degree.

In February 2011, Marra was elected to the board of directors of the Cal Ripken, Sr., Foundation, which helps teach life skills to disadvantaged youth through baseball- and softball-themed programs.