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Joel Kneisley
Joel C. Kneisley
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Joel Kneisley is senior vice president and chief information officer for Symetra Life Insurance Company and its insurance subsidiaries. He has oversight of Symetra’s technology strategy, team and operations, with responsibility for the ongoing development of Symetra’s long-term information technology (IT) and digital roadmap. This encompasses the company’s IT systems architecture, business applications and cybersecurity.

Prior to joining Symetra in 2011, Mr. Kneisley held senior IT management positions at Microsoft, Cloud Wise Consulting and Fox Software, as well as in the United States Armed Services where he managed the deployment of Global Positioning Systems.

Mr. Kneisley is the recipient of an Alexander Hamilton Award from Treasury & Risk for “Excellence in Treasury Systems.” His award-winning work has been highlighted in additional industry journals, including Wall Street and Technology magazine. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer systems from Ohio University.