Executive Leadership Team

 

David Harris

David W. Harris

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Chairman, CEO
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
Chairman, CEO
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
Chairman, CEO
Family Life Insurance Company:
Chairman, CEO
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Chairman, CEO
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
Chairman, CEO

 
Mr. Harris has held his current position since 1982, when he was Chairman of Peoples Life Insurance Company. He was named Chairman and CEO of ManhattanLife Assurance Company in 1993; Chairman, CEO and President of Christian Mutual Insurance Company in 1996; Chairman and CEO of The Manhattan Life Insurance Company in 2000; Chairman of Western United Life Assurance Company in 2013; Chairman of Standard Life and Casualty Insurance Company in 2020; and founded ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company in 2021 as its Chairman. Under his leadership, the companies of Manhattan Life Group have achieved consistent growth by developing a significant reinsurance facility, building a quality portfolio of products and providing personal customer service. Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas, Austin.

 

 

Tyler Harris

Tyler Harris

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
President
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
President
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
President
Family Life Insurance Company:
President

 
Mr. Harris joined the ManhattanLife Companies in 2011. Prior to becoming President, Tyler was Chief Information Officer. Before that, Mr. Harris led the Companies’ data analytics endeavors and assumed various operational roles within the Medicare Supplement Department. Mr. Harris earned his BA in General Business from the University of St. Thomas, and his MS in Business Analytics from New York University. He is also an Associate of the Life Management Institute.

 

 

John E. McGettigan

John E. McGettigan

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
EVP, General Counsel, Secretary
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
EVP, General Counsel, Secretary
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
EVP, General Counsel, Secretary
Family Life Insurance Company:
EVP, General Counsel, Secretary
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
EVP, General Counsel, Secretary
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
EVP, General Counsel, Secretary

 
Mr. McGettigan joined the Companies as general counsel in 2000. Prior to that, he was an attorney at the law firm of Winstead, Sechrest and Minick. From 1992 through 1997 he was an attorney at two firms, Weil, Gothsal and Manges and McGettigan, Gill and Hargas. From 1985 through 1992 Mr. McGettigan worked in the banking sector as the VP, real estate for First Interstate Bank of Texas. He earned his BBA, Finance, from the University of Texas, Austin, and his JD from the University of Houston Law Center. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

 

 

Lee Ann Blakey

Lee Ann Blakey

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
EVP, Chief of Staff
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
EVP, Chief of Staff
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
EVP, Chief of Staff
Family Life Insurance Company:
EVP, Chief of Staff
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
EVP, Chief of Staff
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
EVP, Chief of Staff

 
Ms. Blakey joined the Companies in 2004 and has been in the Health Insurance Industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining ManhattanLife, she was an Independent Consultant for over 8 years and worked for ten years with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma in various capacities. Ms. Blakey has attained the designation of Associate, Life Management Institute (ALMI).

 

 

Kent W. Lamb

Kent W. Lamb

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Chief Financial Officer
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
Chief Financial Officer
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
Chief Financial Officer
Family Life Insurance Company:
Chief Financial Officer
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Chief Financial Officer
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
Chief Financial Officer

 
Mr. Lamb joined the Companies in his present position in 2000. He worked for the prior six years as senior vice president and controller at American General Annuity Insurance Company. He has also held financial reporting positions with American General and Great Southern Life Insurance Company and controllerships with American General and Philadelphia American Life Insurance Company. Mr. Lamb earned his BS in accounting and finance from the Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

 

 

Todd Z. Hayden

Todd Z. Hayden

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Senior VP Marketing, CMO
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
Senior VP Marketing, CMO
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
Senior VP Marketing, CMO
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP Marketing, CMO
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Senior VP Marketing, CMO
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
Senior VP Marketing, CMO

 
Mr. Hayden joined the Companies in 2010 and was appointed to his present position in August, 2011. Prior to joining the companies of Manhattan Life Group, Mr. Hayden was an Assistant Vice President at Sun Life Financial, with primary oversight of its Professional Insurance Company individual voluntary unit. Mr. Hayden began his career in the insurance industry in 1996 with Connecticut-based Phoenix Home Life and has a multi-faceted background including Sales, Marketing, Operations and Distribution Management. A Colorado native, Mr. Hayden graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

 

Dan Robson

Daniel Robson

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Senior VP Sales, CSO
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
Senior VP Sales, CSO
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
Senior VP Sales, CSO
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP Sales, CSO
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Senior VP Sales, CSO
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
Senior VP Sales, CSO

 
Mr. Robson joined the Companies in 2018 as Vice President of Sales for the Voluntary Benefits division. He was promoted to Chief Sales Officer in November, 2019. Prior to joining ManhattanLife, he held various senior leadership positions with ING, National Financial Partners, The Boon Group and Humana. Mr. Robson is a graduate of North Carolina State University.

 

 

Teresa Moro

Teresa Moro

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Senior VP Investments
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
Senior VP Investments
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
Senior VP Investments
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP Investments
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Senior VP Investments
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
Senior VP Investments

 
Ms. Moro joined the Companies in 2003. Prior to joining the company, she was portfolio manager at Kanaly Trust Company. She was also with American General and its subsidiary Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company for over 15 years where she was vice president and held various positions in portfolio management and trading. She earned her BBA in finance from Delta State University and her MBA in finance from The University of St. Thomas. She is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and has attained the designation of Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI).

 

 

Bill Bay

Bill Bay

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Senior VP, Web Technology
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
Senior VP, Web Technology
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
Senior VP, Web Technology
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP, Web Technology
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Senior VP, Web Technology
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
Senior VP, Web Technology

 
Mr. Bay joined the Companies in early 2011. Prior to joining, he served as President of a technology consulting firm that was ranked top ten by the Houston Business Journal and co-founded a patent pending point-of-sale advertising and revenue platform. Bill has been employed at various senior levels of information technology since the mid-nineties having worked for global corporations like Invesco and Schlumberger and has attained the designation of Associate, Life Management Institute (ALMI).

 

 

David Parsons

David Parsons

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Senior VP, IT Core Applications
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
Senior VP, IT Core Applications
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
Senior VP, IT Core Applications
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP, IT Core Applications
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Senior VP, IT Core Applications
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
Senior VP, IT Core Applications

 
Mr. Parsons joined the Companies in 1996 as a director of Information Technology. Before coming on board, Mr. Parsons held the position of Assistant Vice President over Information Systems with Houston-based Charter Bank for 12 years. More than 30 years of his experience has been spent on both financial and insurance business acquisitions. David has also been responsible for the design and implementation of mainline and web-based systems.

 

 

MaryBel Huff

MaryBel Huff

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
VP, Chief of Operations
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
VP, Chief of Operations
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
VP, Chief of Operations
Family Life Insurance Company:
VP, Chief of Operations
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
VP, Chief of Operations
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
VP, Chief of Operations

 
Ms. Huff joined the Companies in 2008 as the Head of Medicare Supplement Underwriting. Ms. Huff assumed various operational roles over the years, moving from Director to Vice President of Operations for the Medicare Supplement and Dental, Vision & Hearing divisions. She was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in November 2020. Ms. Huff has over 18 years' experience working in underwriting and insurance. Prior to joining the companies, she was a major medical underwriter at Blue Cross of California. Ms. Huff graduated from California Lutheran University.

 

 

Gregory Weeks

Gregory Weeks, Sr.

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
VP of National Worksite & Individual Sales
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
VP of National Worksite & Individual Sales
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
VP of National Worksite & Individual Sales
Family Life Insurance Company:
VP of National Worksite & Individual Sales
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
VP of National Worksite & Individual Sales
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
VP of National Worksite & Individual Sales

 
Mr. Weeks joined the Companies in 2021 as Vice President of National Sales for Worksite and Individual Products. As veteran of the industry for 35 years, he previously held various leadership positions with Aflac and as a partner with 19:21 Consultants. He remains on the board of 19:21 Consultants. Mr. Weeks holds a designation as a Registered Employee Benefit Consultant with NAHU and is a graduate of Mississippi State University.

 

 

John McVey

John McVey

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
VP, Corporate Communications
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
VP, Corporate Communications
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
VP, Corporate Communications
Family Life Insurance Company:
VP, Corporate Communications
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
VP, Corporate Communications
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
VP, Corporate Communications

 
Mr. McVey has served as the VP of Corporate Communications at ManhattanLife since January of 2022. John’s previous roles include Director of Corporate Branding and Communications, Director of Sales Training for the Senior Market at Kanawha Insurance Company and KMG America, and Training and Marketing Director for Voluntary Benefits. John has his Bachelor’s in Business Management and his MBA.

 

 

Geneva Harris

Geneva Harris

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
VP, Product Development
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
VP, Product Development
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
VP, Product Development
Family Life Insurance Company:
VP, Product Development
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
VP, Product Development
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
VP, Product Development

 
Ms. Harris joined the Companies in 2014 as a fixed income analyst in the Investments department. She held various roles including fixed income trader, portfolio manager, and VP of Investments, where she oversaw the transition of asset management in house from Goldman Sachs. In 2019, she became VP of Product Development. Ms. Harris earned her BS in International Relations and Economics from Southern Methodist University.

 

 

Carolyn Pratt

Carolyn Pratt

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
VP, Controller
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
VP, Controller
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
VP, Controller
Family Life Insurance Company:
VP, Controller
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
VP, Controller
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
VP, Controller

 
Ms. Pratt joined the Companies in 2000. She previously worked as an actuary and Controller for Insurance Corporation of America and Western Indemnity Insurance Company, both medical malpractice insurers. She has managed the accounting and finance division for the Companies as Vice President and Controller for 21 years, assuring that acquisitions are assumed as seamlessly as possible. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Applied Mathematical Sciences.

 

 

Martha M. Boudreaux

Martha M. Boudreaux

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
VP of Compliance & HR, Corporate Counsel
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
VP of Compliance & HR, Corporate Counsel
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
VP of Compliance & HR, Corporate Counsel
Family Life Insurance Company:
VP of Compliance & HR, Corporate Counsel
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
VP of Compliance & HR, Corporate Counsel
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
VP of Compliance & HR, Corporate Counsel

 
Ms. Boudreaux joined the companies as Corporate Counsel in 2014, focusing on consumer claims issues, litigation, regulatory compliance, and employment law. In 2018, she was asked to lead the Human Resources team and handle employment matters related corporate acquisitions. In 2021, she was promoted to Vice President of Compliance and Human Resources. Before law school, she worked in private wealth and investment consulting for Morgan Stanley, Northwestern Mutual, and Clark Consulting, a former AEGON subsidiary. She earned her BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and her JD from South Texas College of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

 

 

Bicky Tran

Bicky Tran

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
VP of Internal Audit
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
VP of Internal Audit
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
VP of Internal Audit
Family Life Insurance Company:
VP of Internal Audit
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
VP of Internal Audit
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
VP of Internal Audit

 
Mrs. Tran joined the Companies in 2005 as Director of Internal Audit. She was promoted to Vice President of Internal Audit in June 2014. Prior to joining the company, she was with American General and its subsidiary Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and has been in the Health & Life Insurance Industry for more than 20 years. She earned a B.S. in Accounting and minor in Management from the University of New Orleans. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

 

 

Joy Joa

Joy Jao

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
VP Actuarial
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
VP Actuarial
ManhattanLife of America Insurance Company:
VP Actuarial
Family Life Insurance Company:
VP Actuarial
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
VP Actuarial
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
VP Actuarial

 
Ms. Jao joined the Companies in 2011. Ms. Jao has over 15 years experience working as an actuary in the insurance industry. As a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, Ms. Jao is the Company’s in-house actuary that manages the financial reporting and rate filing teams in the company. She earned her MS and BS in Mathematics from University of Illinois and University of the Philippines respectively.

 

 

Karen Wright

Karen Wright

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Real Estate Lending Relationship Manager
ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company:
Real Estate Lending Relationship Manager
Family Life Insurance Company:
Real Estate Lending Relationship Manager
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Real Estate Lending Relationship Manager
Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company:
Real Estate Lending Relationship Manager

 
Mrs. Wright joined the Companies in 2020 as Commercial Real Estate Lending Relationship Manager. Prior to joining ManhattanLife, she was Vice President at Moody Rambin, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Houston. She also oversaw the leasing and management of 2 million square feet with Lincoln Property Company as a Landlord Office and Flex Leasing Agent in the Washington, DC Metro Area for over nine years. She earned her BBA in Marketing and Communications from Texas Christian University. She is also a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

 

 

Marc Puzzo

Marc Puzzo

Western United Life Assurance Company: 
President
 
 
 
 

 
Mr. Puzzo joined Western United Life as an Annuity Regional Sales Director in 2003. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2014 and as of January 2017 is now the President. Prior to joining the Company he spent from 1993 to 2002 with ING ReliaStar (formerly Northern Life Insurance Company) where he held various senior marketing positions in their annuity division. Marc is a graduate of Washington State University and is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). He has also attained his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation from The American College and is currently serving as a member on the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s Life & Disability Agent/Broker Advisory Committee.

 

 

Todd Tippets

Todd Tippets

Standard Life & Casualty Insurance Company: 
President
 
 
 
 

 
Mr. Tippets joined Standard Life & Casualty in 2021. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Tippets was a Director at Cigna Supplemental Benefits with primary accountability for the Direct To Consumer Channel. He began his career in the insurance industry in 1995 at Cigna. During his career, he has held a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility at Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, and Sterling Life Insurance Company (Windsor Health Group). His background and expertise includes Marketing, Operations, Underwriting, Sales, Distribution Management, and Telesales. Additionally, Mr. Tippets has international experience in Latin America, has lived in Chile for two years, and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Tippets earned his BS in Microbiology from Brigham Young University and his MBA with a focus in Health Services Management from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

 

 

Ryan DeMuesy

Ryan DeMuesy

ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company: 
President, Worksite Voluntary Benefits
 
 
 
 

 
Mr. DeMuesy joined the Companies in 2018 as Vice President of Worksite Voluntary Operations and was promoted to President at the beginning of 2019. Ryan brings 10 plus years of industry experience to the position. Prior to joining the ManhattanLife, he held various leadership positions at Humana Insurance. Ryan graduated with a Bachelor degree in Finance at Walsh University and a Masters degree in Business Administration at Malone College.