Suzanne T. Mestayer

Suzanne T. Mestayer

Member of the Board since November 2017

Member of the Audit, Finance and Organization & Compensation 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 the former Independent Lead Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc., which was a NASDAQ-listed company and was the third largest poultry producer in the United States before being sold in 2022.  Suzanne also served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans branch.   Ms. Mestayer was a former 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 the past Chairman of the Ochsner Health System, the largest healthcare system in Louisiana.  In that role, she 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 and CEO

Robert DiCianni Robert DiCianni

President- Global Benefits

Steven A. Friedman Steven A. Friedman

President of Finance and Investments | Chief Financial Officer

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

Carlos Aldana Carlos Aldana

Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance

Lisa Baudot Lisa Baudot

Senior Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

José Corrada José Corrada

Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Bryan Scofield Bryan Scofield

Senior Vice President – Human Resources

Ivan Vergara Ivan Vergara

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Selig Ehrlich Selig Ehrlich

Chief Actuary and Risk Officer

Alvaro Muñoz Alvaro Muñoz

Vice President Financial Reporting, Controller

Ana Melissa Ramos J. Ana Melissa Ramos J.

Vice President, Deputy Global Human Resource Officer

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