Company Board and Leadership

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Company Leaders

Board of Trustees

John Balboni 2,5A

Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
International Paper Co.
Memphis, Tenn.

Nicholas Brathwaite

Founding Partner
Riverwood Capital
Menlo Park, Calif.

David Drury 2, 3, 4A

Founding Partner
WING Capital Group

Connie Duckworth 2, 3, 5

Founder and CEO

James Hackett 2, 4

Interim Athletic Director
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.

P. Russell Hardin 1

Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

Hans Helmerich 4

Helmerich & Payne Inc.
Tulsa, Okla.

Dale Jones 5

CEO and President
Diversified Search LLC

David Lubar 3, 5

President and CEO
Lubar & Co.

Anne Paradis

Chief Executive Officer
MicroTek, Inc.
Chicopee, Mass.

Ulice Payne Jr. 1, 3

President and CEO
Addison-Clifton LLC
Brookfield, Wis.

John Schlifske 2A, 3A

Chairman and CEO
The Northwestern Mutual
Life Insurance Co.

Mary Ellen Stanek 1, 3

Managing Director and Director of Asset Management
Robert W. Baird & Co.

S. Scott Voynich 1A, 2

Managing Partner
Robinson Grimes & Company P.C.
Columbus, Ga.

Ralph Weber 4

Founding Member
Gass Weber Mullins LLC

Benjamin Wilson 1

Managing Principal
Beveridge & Diamond P.C.

Committee Affiliation Key

1  Audit
2  Executive
3  Finance
4  Human Resources, Nominating and Corporate Governance
5  Operations, Technology and Marketing
A  Chair

Executive Leadership Team

John Schlifske

Chairman and CEO

Gregory Oberland


Michael Carter

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Joann Eisenhart

Senior Vice President
Human Resources

John Grogan

Senior Vice President
Insurance and Investment Products

Ronald Joelson

Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Raymond Manista

Senior Vice President
General Counsel and Secretary

Timothy Schaefer

Executive Vice President
Client and Digital Experience

Executive Officers

Leslie Barbi

Senior Vice President
Public Investments

Rebekah Barsch

Vice President
Planning and Sales

Blaise Beaulier

Vice President
Enterprise Projects and Support

Sandra Botcher

Vice President
Campus & Event Experiences

Eric Christophersen

Vice President
Strategic Philanthropy and Community Relations

Sheldon Cuffie

Vice President
Chief Information Security Officer

Timothy Gerend

Senior Vice President
Distribution Growth and Development

Kimberley Goode

Vice President
Communications and Corporate Affairs

Karl Gouverneur

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Guay

Vice President
Risk Selection Strategy

Meg Jansky

Vice President
Field Integration

Todd Jones

Vice President and Controller

Jeffrey Lueken

Senior Vice President
Private Securities

Stephanie Lyons

Vice President
Enterprise Risk Assurance

John McTigue

Chief Distribution Advisor

Christian Mitchell

Vice President
Wealth Management

Rebecca Porter

Vice President
Corporate Strategy

Steven Radke

Vice President
Government Relations

David Remstad

Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary

Bethany Rodenhuis

Senior Vice President
Distribution Strategy and Finance

Tammy Roou

Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Calvin Schmidt

Senior Vice President
Integrated Client Operations

Sarah Schneider

Vice President
New Business

Sarah Schott

Vice President
Enterprise Compliance

David Simbro

Senior Vice President
Life and Annuity Products

Steve Sperka

Vice President
Field Rewards

David Stoeffel

Vice President
Wealth Platform and Partners

Steven Stribling

Vice President
Disability Income

Alexa von Tobel

Vice President
Client Experience
CEO, LearnVest

Kamilah Williams-Kemp

Vice President
Long-Term Care

Conrad York

Vice President

Thomas Zale

Vice President
Real Estate

Todd Zinkgraf

Vice President
Enterprise Solutions

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