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Jacqueline M. Veneziani
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Jacquie Veneziani is senior vice president, chief legal officer 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.

Prior to stepping into her current role, she provided counsel for Symetra’s corporate governance and Retirement Division legal issues. She supported Symetra Financial Corporation’s public company corporate governance and reporting obligations until the closing of the company’s acquisition by Sumitomo Life in 2016.

Ms. Veneziani joined Symetra in 1998 as a lawyer in its Law department. She was named vice president and associate general counsel in 2010 and promoted to deputy general counsel and senior vice president in 2017. Over the course of Ms. Veneziani’s career at Symetra, she has advised on variable insurance products, retirement products, fixed and fixed indexed annuity products, individual life insurance, annuity product development, and life and retirement operational and compliance issues. Prior to joining Symetra, she was an associate with a Seattle law firm. 

Ms. Veneziani currently serves on the board of governors of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel. She earned a double degree (B.A.) in economics and international studies from the University of Washington. She received her law degree with honors from the University of Washington, where she also served as articles editor for the Washington Law Review.