Suzanne T. Mestayer

Suzanne T. Mestayer

Member of the Board since November 2017

Member of the Audit and Finance Committees

Suzanne T. Mestayer is owner and managing principal of ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC, an independent registered investment advisory firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, which provides investment management and consultation services to families, retirement plans, for-profit and non-profit organizations and trusts. Previously she held executive management positions in the banking industry with Regions Bank and First Commerce Corporation.  She began her career in public accounting and was a partner in an international firm.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Sanderson Farms, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company which is the third largest poultry producer in the United States.  She also serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans branch.   Ms. Mestayer was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of McMoRan Exploration Co., a NYSE-listed company, until its acquisition in 2013, where she served on both the audit and compensation committees.

Ms.Mestayer has been an active volunteer holding extensive leadership positions in the New Orleans community.  She is currently Chairman of the Ochsner Health System, one of the largest healthcare systems in Louisiana.  In this role, she has presided over a period of significant strategic growth for the private non-profit academic and multi-specialty healthcare delivery system.  Her other civic leadership includes serving on the boards of the National World War II Museum, Loyola University New Orleans, Business Council of New Orleans, Greater New Orleans, Inc., United Way of Greater New Orleans and International Women’s Forum.  She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University, holds the CIMA® certification and is a CPA-inactive.


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, President and CEO

Carlos Mickan Carlos Mickan

Vice Chairman of the Board, Head of Finance and Administration

Steven A. Friedman Steven A. Friedman

Executive Vice President - Deputy Head of Corporate Finance and Chief Investment Officer

Robert DiCianni Robert DiCianni

President- Global Benefits

Bruce Parker Bruce Parker

President – Global Life

Geri Gaughan Geri Gaughan

President and Chief Operating Officer of Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company

Daniel Costello Daniel Costello

Executive Vice President – International Markets

Lisa Baudot Lisa Baudot

Senior Vice President, Securities

José Corrada José Corrada

Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

David Demmon David Demmon

Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer

Miguel Edwards Miguel Edwards

Senior Vice President – Chief Information Officer

Frank Recio Frank Recio

Senior Vice President – International Business Technology and Operations

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

Martha O Hesse Martha O Hesse

Member of the Board since November 2015

Suzanne T. Mestayer Suzanne T. Mestayer

Member of the Board since November 2017

Carlos Mickan Carlos Mickan

Member of the Board since July 2014

Wendell Mottley Wendell Mottley

Member of the Board since February 2013

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

Coleman D. Ross Coleman D. Ross

Member of the Board since May 2006

José S. Suquet José S. Suquet

Member of the Board since October 2004

J. Antonio Villamil J. Antonio Villamil

Member of the Board since November 2010