Dawn Behnke serves as executive vice president of the Life Insurance Division at Pacific Life. In this role, she is responsible for the growth and profitability of the division, as well as the continued expansion efforts in core and new markets.
Behnke joined Pacific Life as a program manager in 2001, overseeing the new business improvement program and the merger of the two-primary go-to-market distribution channels. In 2003, she was promoted to director and then in 2004, was promoted to assistant vice president, Sales and Marketing Operations. She launched the first field productivity program across 22 regional offices and facilitated efficiency initiatives across the Life Insurance Division’s distribution channels. In 2006, Behnke was promoted to vice president, then to senior vice president in 2010 where she was responsible for the Life Insurance Division’s product, marketing, underwriting, information technology, and strategic planning functions. In 2017, Behnke was promoted to executive vice president. She earned a B.S. from Penn State and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University.