Executive Officers
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Symetra Financial Corporation
Margaret A. Meister
President and Chief Executive Officer
Margaret A. Meister
President and Chief Executive Officer


Margaret Meister is president and chief executive officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and president of its insurance subsidiaries.

Ms. Meister joined Symetra in 1988 as an actuarial student. She was appointed chief actuary in 2004 and chief financial officer (CFO) in February 2006, assuming responsibility for the company’s financial strategy and operations. She became president and chief executive officer in February 2018.

As a member of the company’s executive leadershi... 

Tommie D. Brooks
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Actuary
Tommie D. Brooks
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Actuary


Tommie Brooks is executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief actuary of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. Mr. Brooks is responsible for leading the company’s financial operations and strategy, actuarial functions and serves as a liaison between the company and its board of directors and rating agencies.

Mr. Brooks joined Symetra in 1992 as an actuarial student in the Retirement Division. He went on to hold several management positions with ... 

Michael W. Fry
Executive Vice President, Benefits Division
Michael W. Fry
Executive Vice President, Benefits Division


Michael Fry is executive vice president of the Benefits Division for Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. He has profit-and-loss responsibility for the company’s medical stop-loss, limited benefit medical, group life and disability income insurance businesses, including strategy development, product management, sales, underwriting, service and operations.

Mr. Fry joined Symetra in 2002 as vice president of the Benefits Division, helping to establish Sy... 

Daniel R. Guilbert
Executive Vice President, Individual Life and Retirement Divisions
Daniel R. Guilbert
Executive Vice President, Individual Life and Retirement Divisions


Dan Guilbert is executive vice president of the Individual Life and Retirement Divisions for Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. He has profit-and-loss responsibility for Symetra’s annuity, structured settlement and life insurance products, including strategy development, product design and innovation, product marketing, market research, sales, distribution, service and operations.

Mr. Guilbert joined Symetra in November 2010 from Aviva North America, wher... 

Mark E. Hunt
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Mark E. Hunt
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. Hunt joined Symetra in 2015 from White Mountains Advisors LLC, a financial investment advisory firm headquartered in Guilford, Connecticut, where he was managing director. He joined White Mountai... 

David S. Goldstein
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
David S. Goldstein
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


David Goldstein is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Symetra Financial Corporation and its subsidiaries. In this role, Mr. Goldstein oversees the activities of the company’s Law and Compliance Departments, including corporate governance, securities compliance, contracts, and statutory and regulatory affairs. He also provides senior management with legal advice on strategic and operational issues.

Mr. Goldstein joined Symetra in November 2011 from the... 

Christine A. Katzmar Holmes
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Christine A. Katzmar Holmes
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration


Chris Katzmar Holmes is senior vice president of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries, with oversight of the human resources, corporate operations, business continuity and security/special investigations departments.

She joined the company in 1991 as a personnel development analyst. She held numerous positions in corporate human resources, including human resources representative, manager and director. In 2004, she was appointed vice president, and...