Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Life Insurance Company
Ted Mathas is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Insurance Company, the nation’s largest mutual life insurer with more than $540 billion in assets under management. As chief executive, Mr. Mathas is responsible for running all aspects of the company, including U.S. and Mexico operations. The core business includes life insurance, retirement income, investment management, and long-term care insurance. Mr. Mathas has been a director of the company since July 2006. In July 2007, Mr. Mathas was named President by the Board of Directors. He became Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2008. On June 1, 2009, Mr. Mathas became Chairman of the Board of Directors, retaining the title of President and CEO. In August 2014, Mr. Mathas was appointed a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, a group of state legislators and regulators, insurance executives, college professors and consumer advocates that advises the Federal Insurance Office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also serves on the boards of The Financial Services Roundtable, where he is a member of the board’s Executive Committee; the American Council of Life Insurers; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the American Museum of Natural History; the Partnership for New York City; the Norfolk Collegiate School; and the Hackley School. Mr. Mathas graduated with an A.B. from Stanford University, with distinction, in 1989. He received a J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1992, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review and the Order of the Coif.