Eileen C. McDonnell is president and chief executive officer of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. She joined Penn Mutual in 2008 as executive vice president and chief marketing officer with an impressive 20-year corporate career in the life insurance industry.Appointed to the Penn Mutual Board of Trustees in 2010, Ms. McDonnell also serves on the Board of Managers of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn Mutual, as well as the Board of Directors of LL Global, Inc. She is a member of the Financial Services subcommittee of the American Council of Life Insurers. In 2012, Ms. McDonnell was named vice chair of the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania. She is also a national advisor to Vision 2020, an initiative of Drexel University College of Medicine Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership.Before joining Penn Mutual, Ms. McDonnell founded ExecMPower, a strategic planning and executive coaching consultancy. Previously, she was president of New England Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, and senior vice president of the Guardian Life Insurance Company. Ms. McDonnell is a former member of the Master of Science in Management faculty at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where she held the newly endowed chair for Women and Financial Services.A graduate of Molloy College, Rockville Centre, N.Y., Ms. McDonnell majored in mathematics and computer science, and received an honorary doctor of laws (LL.D.) degree in 2011. She earned her MBA in finance and investments from Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y.
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