Our Leadership

Building a community where everyone thrives.

We are committed to keeping our promise to protect your loved ones. Our ability to fulfill that commitment rests on countless contributions from our board of directors, senior management team and more than 600 dedicated employees.

With more than 250 years of industry experience, our leaders have the expertise to guide you along your path toward financial freedom. We understand firsthand the importance of protecting loved ones financially, and we’re dedicated to finding the right solutions to fit your needs and your budget. 

Our executive team believes in ensuring everyone succeeds: you, our employees and our partners.

Board of Directors

Jeff Davies, Chairman

Bernie Hickman

Deborah Lambert

John "Jack" Murrin

Phillip Surprenant

Executive Officers

Legal & General America, Insurance Division

Jennifer Torneden

SVP, Sales and Strategic Growth

Jennifer is Senior Vice President, Sales and Strategic Growth of Legal & General America’s insurance division, which includes operating companies Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York.  Jennifer is responsible for leading LGA’s growth initiatives across the entire organization through strategy, collaboration, and by creating new capabilities within the brokerage, partnerships, and direct-to-consumer distributions.

Prior to joining Legal & General America, Jennifer was the SVP, Head of Distribution and Sales at Aon Affinity.  Jennifer developed and launched an innovative growth strategy around agents and brokers to become one of Aon’s fastest-growing distribution channels. She also worked with insurtech partnerships to identify new capabilities, products, and ways of working to disrupt how they operate today.

Jennifer was the winner of the 2019 Women to Watch award from Business Insurance, 2018 Woman of the Year award from Rough Notes for promoting diversity and inclusion within the insurance industry, is a Board member for GrowthSource Academy; and involved in multiple charitable organizations. She is a speaker on industry panels, at Columbia University and is a regular speaker of the Kearns Global Lecture Series.

Jennifer has a BS in Finance from George Mason University and an MBA from Columbia University.  She has a passion for community outreach including supporting our homeless youth. She lives in Manhattan, NY with her 13-year old daughter Isabella.