Executive Officers
Symetra Financial Corporation
Thomas M. Marra
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas 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 oper... 

Margaret A. Meister
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Margaret A. Meister
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Margaret Meister is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. She is responsible for leading the company’s financial operations and strategy, and she serves as a liaison between the company and its board of directors, shareholders, rating agencies and analysts.

Meister joined Symetra in 1988, when she started as an actuarial student. Since then she has held several actuarial positions throughout the company... 

Tommie D. Brooks
Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary
Tommie D. Brooks
Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary


Tommie Brooks is senior vice president and chief actuary of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. As the executive in charge of actuarial functions, Brooks guides the company’s product pricing strategies, insurance risk analysis and reserving.

Brooks has been with Symetra since 1992, starting as an actuarial student in the Retirement Division. He went on to hold several management positions with actuarial teams throughout the company, most recentl... 

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 and general counsel of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. In this role, Goldstein oversees the activities of the company’s legal 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.

Goldstein joined Symetra in November 2011 from the law firm of Sutherlan... 
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, an... 

Operating Subsidiaries
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’s 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.

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

Daniel R. Guilbert
Executive Vice President, Retirement Division
Daniel R. Guilbert
Executive Vice President, Retirement Division


Dan Guilbert is executive vice president of the Retirement Division for Symetra Financial Corporation’s insurance subsidiaries. He has profit-and-loss responsibility for Symetra’s annuity and structured settlement products, including strategy development, product design and innovation, product marketing, market research, sales, distribution, service and operations. He also serves as president and chief executive officer of Symetra’s investment services affiliates, Symetra Mutual Funds ...