Executive Team

 

David Harris

David W. Harris

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Chairman, CEO
ManhattanLife Assurance Company:
Chairman, CEO
Family Life Insurance Company:
Chairman, CEO
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Chairman

 
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; and became the Chairman of Western United Life Assurance Company in 2013. 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.

 

 

Dan George

Daniel J. George

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
President, Treasurer
ManhattanLife Assurance Company:
President, Treasurer
Family Life Insurance Company:
President, Treasurer
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
CEO, Treasurer

 
Mr. George began his career with the companies of Manhattan Life Group in 1986. During an eight-year management training rotation he was named Vice President. He managed the Company's investment portfolio for two years. He has served as President since 1997. Mr. George earned his BA in Economics from the University of Houston. He is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute, a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Chartered Financial Consultant, a Certified Financial Planner, and an Associate of the Academy of Life Underwriters. In 2000, he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

 

 

John E. McGettigan

John E. McGettigan

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
EVP, General Counsel, Secretary
ManhattanLife Assurance Company:
EVP, General Counsel, Secretary
Family Life Insurance Company:
EVP, General Counsel, Secretary
Western United Life Assurance 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 vice president, 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.

 

 

Kent W. Lamb

Kent W. Lamb

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Senior VP, CFO
ManhattanLife Assurance Company:
Senior VP, CFO
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP, CFO
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Senior VP, CFO

 
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).

 

 

Lee Ann Blakey

Lee Ann Blakey, ALMI

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Senior VP Operations, COO
ManhattanLife Assurance Company:
Senior VP Operations, COO
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP Operations, COO
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Senior VP Operations, COO

 
Ms. Blakey joined the Companies in 2004 and has been in the Health Insurance Industry for more than 15 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).

 

 

Todd Z. Hayden

Todd Z. Hayden

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Senior VP Marketing, CMO
ManhattanLife Assurance Company:
Senior VP Marketing, CMO
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP Marketing, CMO
Western United Life Assurance 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 Assurance Company:
Senior VP Sales, CSO
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP Sales, CSO
Western United Life Assurance 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 Assurance Company:
Senior VP Investments
Family Life Insurance Company:
Senior VP Investments
Western United Life Assurance 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).

 

 

Tyler Harris

Tyler Harris

The Manhattan Life Insurance Company: 
Chief Information Officer
ManhattanLife Assurance Company:
Chief Information Officer
Family Life Insurance Company:
Chief Information Officer
Western United Life Assurance Company: 
Chief Information Officer

 
Mr. Harris joined the Companies in 2011. Prior to becoming CIO, Mr. Harris headed up 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.

 

 

Marc Puzzo

Marc Puzzo

Western United Life Assurance Company: 
President
 
 
 
 

 
Marc 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.