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

Mark Holweger

President and CEO

Mark Holweger

President and CEO

Mark Holweger is President and CEO of Legal & General America’s insurance division, which includes operating companies Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, ensuring service excellence, continued distribution expansion and achievement of the digital transformation strategy.

In 2011, he joined Legal & General Group in the UK where he held a number of senior level positions including Managing Director, Partnerships for Legal & General Insurance and Director of Broker and Intermediary for Legal & General’s General Insurance business. In 2018, Mark relocated to the US as Executive Vice President of Distribution and Marketing for Legal & General America.

Prior to joining Legal & General, Mark was a co-founder of Coverwise.com, an International digital insurance broker, and held various senior roles at other insurers including RSA Insurance Group UK where he was Distribution Director for Emerging markets and AXA Insurance UK where he was Director of Corporate Partnerships.

Mark is an Economics Graduate and Chartered Insurer. He lives with his wife Rachel, and dog Poppy, in Potomac, MD and has two daughters.