WINDSOR, Conn., Oct. 27, 2020 – At the 2020 LIMRA Annual conference today, LL Global, the parent company of LIMRA, LOMA and Secure Retirement Institute® (SRI®), announced Neil Sprackling, president U.S. life and health, Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, will be the 2021 chair of the LL Global board of directors. He succeeds Jill McGruder, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Western & Southern Financial Group, who will serve as LL Global Immediate Past Chair for the coming year.
Barbara Turner, president and chief operating officer for Ohio National Financial Services, was elected vice chair and will succeed Sprackling as chair in 2022.
“As the global pandemic created operational and economic challenges for our industry, LL Global responded by providing invaluable market insights, unique opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange, and industry-led shared solutions that helped its members succeed at this unprecedented and historic moment,” said Sprackling. “I am honored to continue the good work Jill led this year and help LL Global’s leadership team continue executing on its Compass 2025 five-year strategy in 2021.”
The LL Global board provides oversight and guidance to LIMRA and LOMA to ensure the strategic direction continues to meet the changing needs of member companies.
Eight new directors also were named to the board:
- Jonathan Bennett, head of Group Benefits, The Hartford*
- Aimee DeCamillo, chief commercial officer, Jackson National Life*
- Amy Friedrich, president of U.S. Insurance Solutions, Principal Financial Group®
- John Grogan, executive vice president and chief product and innovation officer, Northwestern Mutual*
- Todd Katz, executive vice president, Group Benefits, MetLife
- Jamie Ohl, executive vice president, president of retirement plan services and head of life and annuity operations, Lincoln Financial Group
- Mike Temple, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Protective Life
- Brooks Tingle, president and chief executive officer, John Hancock Insurance
*Served on the LL Global board in 2020, filling a one-year vacancy.
In addition, the LL Global Board elected Alka Gautam, president and chief executive officer of RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada, to complete the board term for Mike Emerson who will be retiring at the end of the year.
“We have an extremely accomplished group of new board members and I’m looking forward to their stewardship and guidance,” said David Levenson, president and CEO, LL Global, LIMRA, LOMA, SRI. “Along with Neil, Barbara and the rest of our board, we have a very experienced and talented team of executives to help lead us through all of the opportunities ahead for our industry.”
On Jan. 1, 2010, LIMRA and LOMA merged under the umbrella of LL Global, Inc., which provides a unified management structure. LL Global is a not-for-profit trade association with operating divisions LIMRA, LOMA and SRI.
About LL Global
LL Global is the non-profit parent company for LIMRA and LOMA. LL Global provides a unified management and board structure for both trade associations. LIMRA and LOMA have a combined membership of nearly 1,200 insurance and financial services companies in 71 countries worldwide.
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