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Ted Mathas



Chairman and CEO

New York Life


Ted Mathas is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Insurance Company, the nation’s largest mutual life insurer with more than $500 billion in assets under management. The core business includes life insurance, retirement income, investment management, and long-term care insurance. New York Life is the leading provider of life insurance and income annuities in the U.S.

Mr. Mathas has been a director of the company since July 2006. He became Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2008, and was named Chairman of the Board of Directors on June 1, 2009. Mr. Mathas previously held the title of President from 2007 until 2015.

Mr. Mathas is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, a group of state legislators and regulators, insurance executives, academics and consumer advocates that advises the Federal Insurance Office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the American Council of Life Insurers, and on the boards of the American Museum of Natural History and the Partnership for New York City.

Mr. Mathas graduated with an A.B. from Stanford University, with distinction, in 1989. He received a J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1992, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review and the Order of the Coif.

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