José S. Suquet

José S. Suquet

Member of the Board since October 2004

Chairman of the Board & CEO

In addition to being Chairman of the Board, José is Pan-American Life’s CEO. Prior to joining the company José was a Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer at AXA Financial. He is a Past Chairman of LIMRA International and former member of The American College of Financial Services.  

In 2017, Mr. Suquet was appointed to the Regions Financial Corporation Board of Directors and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Technology Committee. He also serves on the Ochsner Health System Board of Directors since 2006, where he sits on the Compensation Committee and Audit and Oversight Committee. 

José is a former board member of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (2010-2016) where he served as Chairman of Retail Payments Office Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the United Way of the Greater New Orleans from 2010 to 2011. 

José holds a B.S. from Fordham University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. 

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Executive Management

The steady stewardship of Pan-American Life Insurance Group’s internationally experienced leadership team ensures that Pan-American Life continues to transform the vision of its founders into trusted financial security and peace of mind for its customers.

José S. Suquet José S. Suquet

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Robert DiCianni Robert DiCianni

President- Global Benefits

Steven A. Friedman Steven A. Friedman

President of Finance and Investments

Bruce Parker Bruce Parker

President – Global Life

Geri Gaughan Geri Gaughan

President and Chief Operating Officer of Mutual Trust Life Solutions

Daniel Costello Daniel Costello

Executive Vice President – International Markets

Frank Recio Frank Recio

Executive Vice President - Operations and Technology

Lisa Baudot Lisa Baudot

Senior Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

José Corrada José Corrada

Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

David Demmon David Demmon

Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer

Bryan Scofield Bryan Scofield

Senior Vice President – Human Resources

Selig Ehrlich Selig Ehrlich

Chief Actuary and Risk Officer

Carlos Aldana Carlos Aldana

Vice President – Capital Management and Corporate Development

Marta Reeves Marta Reeves

Vice President – Corporate Marketing


Board of Directors

Pan-American Life Insurance Group’s Board of Directors provides support and guidance to the Group’s executive management team, driving the careful strategic planning and excellent execution that are the cornerstones of the company’s success.

Stephen Batza Stephen Batza

Member of the Board since November 2015

Jerry Carlisle Jerry Carlisle

Member of the Board since February 2013

William H. Hines William H. Hines

Member of the Board since January 2023

 Dr. Sandra K. Johnson Dr. Sandra K. Johnson

Member of the Board since June 2023

Suzanne T. Mestayer Suzanne T. Mestayer

Member of the Board since November 2017

Carlos Mickan Carlos Mickan

Member of the Board since July 2014

Carlos Palomares Carlos Palomares

Member of the Board since October 2007

Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan

Member of the Board since November 2011

José S. Suquet José S. Suquet

Member of the Board since October 2004

Dr. José Antonio Villamil Dr. José Antonio Villamil

Member of the Board since November 2010