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Leadership

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Michael A. Wells
As President and Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Jackson and its U.S. affiliates and for overseeing the development of business strategy. He is also a board member of Jackson's parent company. Previously, he served as Jackson's Chief Operating Officer and head of the company's distribution operations. He has a BS from San Diego State University.

18 years at Jackson
28 years in the industry

Executive Committee

(in alphabetical order by last name)

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Clifford J. Jack
As Executive Vice President and Head of Retail, he oversees Jackson's retail business units and is responsible for leading corporate growth initiatives. He holds a BA from San Francisco State University.

18 years at Jackson
28 years in the industry


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Leandra R. Knes
As President and Chief Executive Officer of PPM America, she leads the team that manages Jackson’s investment portfolio. She earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from Purdue University. She holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.

16 years at PPM America
29 years in the industry

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Thomas J. Meyer
As Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, he oversees the legal, government relations and compliance departments. He holds a JD from the University of Wisconsin.

28 years at Jackson
28 years in the industry

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P. Chad Myers
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for the asset/liability management, financial reporting, investment accounting, finance and corporate strategy, tax, institutional products and corporate support services departments. He has a BS from Claremont-McKenna College and holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.

18 years at Jackson
23 years in the industry

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James R. Sopha
As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for overseeing operations, information technology, human resources, corporate communications and corporate development. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS from Ferris State University.

11 years at Jackson
29 years in the industry

Senior Vice Presidents

(in alphabetical order by last name)

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Richard D. Ash
As Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, he manages Jackson's actuarial functions. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Cornell College and a master's degree in statistics (actuarial science) from the University of Iowa. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

13 years at Jackson
35 years in the industry

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Steve P. Binioris
As Senior Vice President, he is responsible for Jackson’s asset/liability management program, including the development and execution of the company’s financial risk management plan. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

12 years at Jackson
18 years in the industry

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Michael A. Costello
As Senior Vice President, Controller and Treasurer, he manages and directs the financial reporting, investment accounting, treasury and planning functions for Jackson. He has a BBA from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.

9 years at Jackson
17 years in the industry

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Machelle A. McAdory
As Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, she manages Jackson's human resource function, including recruiting, associate relations, rewards, training, quality assurance and field HR. She has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS from Kettering University.

1 year at Jackson
6 years in the industry

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Keith R. Moore
As Senior Vice President and Group Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for the technical strategy, execution and day-to-day operations of Prudential Global Data Services (PGDS), which implements, operates and services the technical infrastructure for Prudential plc’s U.S. and U.K. operations. He has a BBA from Lawrence Technological University.

17 years at Jackson
36 years in the industry

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Laura L. Prieskorn
As Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, she is responsible for all departments and functions within Jackson's operational areas. She has a BS from Central Michigan University.

25 years at Jackson
25 years in the industry

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Kenneth H. Stewart
As Senior Vice President, he is responsible for corporate development, including mergers and acquisitions, and strategic-related initiatives. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin.

3 years at Jackson
23 years in the industry

Subsidiary Leadership

(in alphabetical order by last name)

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Michael A. Bell
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson’s retail investment management subsidiary, Curian Capital® LLC, he is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic direction of Curian's investment advisory business and its affiliated brokerage operations. He has a JD from West Virginia University and a BS from the University of Virginia.

10 years at Curian
24 years in the industry

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Greg P. Cicotte
As President of Jackson National Life Distributors LLC, he oversees the wholesaling and marketing efforts for Jackson’s retail products, including variable, fixed and fixed index annuities. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, and holds FINRA Series 6, 26 and 63 registrations.

22 years at Jackson
30 years in the industry

Why Jackson
Jackson is one of the top annuity providers in the country.