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Mindi E. Work
Executive Vice President, Individual Life Division and Emerging Solutions

Mindi E. Work is executive vice president, Individual Life Division and Emerging Solutions for Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. Ms. Work leads strategic direction for product development and management, sales and marketing for Symetra’s individual life insurance business. She also heads the Emerging Solutions team, which works across the enterprise in products, experiences, technology and partnerships. 

Under Ms. Work’s leadership, Symetra developed and brought to market in just over a year SwiftTerm®, a term life insurance platform with an end-to-end digital process that takes qualified customers from application to coverage in 18 minutes or less. Launched in June 2021, SwiftTerm has been recognized with a Celent Model Insurer Award, winning in the Innovation Execution category, and a Gartner Eye on Innovation Award for Financial Services.

Most recently senior vice president and chief of strategy, Ms. Work has played a key role in multiple corporate initiatives, including the articulation of Symetra’s long-term vision and strategic plan. As vice president, Finance, she led Symetra’s SEC reporting team during the company’s initial public offering in 2010 and was involved in the accounting for Symetra’s 2016 acquisition by Sumitomo Life Insurance Company. She joined Symetra in 2006 from Ernst & Young.

Ms. Work earned a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Seattle University. She is a certified public accountant (CPA).