Thomas J. McInerney
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom McInerney has been our President and Chief Executive Officer and a director since January 2013. Before joining our Company, Mr. McInerney had served as a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group from June 2011 to December 2012, providing consulting and advisory services to leading insurance and financial services companies in the United States and Canada. From October 2009 to December 2010, Mr. McInerney was a member of ING Groep’s Management Board for Insurance, where he was the Chief Operating Officer of ING’s insurance and investment management business worldwide. Prior to that, he served in a variety of senior roles with ING Groep NV after serving in many leadership positions with Aetna, where he began his career as an insurance underwriter in June 1978. Mr. McInerney has served as a director of Enact Holdings, a majority owned subsidiary of Genworth Financial, since its IPO in September 2021. He is also on the boards of Virginia Learns, Reves International Center at William & Mary and VA Ready, where he serves as Chair of the Board. Mr. McInerney is a member of the American Council of Life Insurers and serves, and has served, on its CEO Steering Committees and Board. Mr. McInerney received a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Jerome T. Upton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jerome Upton has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer) since March 1, 2023. Prior to that, he served as our Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Controller (Principal Accounting Officer) from April 2022 to March 2023. From June 2010 to April 2022, Mr. Upton served as Vice President of the Company (during which time he also served as Deputy CFO from August 2020 to April 2022, as interim CFO of the Company’s U.S. Life Insurance segment from August 2019 to August 2020, as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of the Company’s Global Mortgage Insurance businesses from May 2012 to August 2019, and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the International mortgage insurance businesses of the Company from June 2010 to May 2012). Prior to joining the Company’s predecessor in 1998, Mr. Upton was with KPMG Peat Marwick, where he served in accounting positions of increasing authority before attaining the position of Senior Manager – Insurance. Prior thereto, Mr. Upton was the Controller and Director of Financial Reporting for Century American Insurance Company and obtained the status of Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Upton received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Enact
Rohit Gupta has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enact Holdings, a majority-owned subsidiary of Genworth Financial, and as a Director of Enact Holdings since its IPO in September 2021. While Mr. Gupta is President and Chief Executive Officer of Enact Holdings, he is not an officer of Genworth Financial. Mr. Gupta has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s U.S. mortgage insurance business since May 2012. Mr. Gupta also served as the Company’s Executive Vice President—Enact from May 2021 to September 2021, the Company’s Executive Vice President—U.S. Mortgage Insurance from February 2021 to May 2021, and as a Vice President of the Company from April 2013 to February 2021. Prior to that he held positions of Chief Commercial Officer from September 2009 to May 2012 and Senior Vice President, Products, Intelligence and Strategy from October 2007 to September 2009 in the Company’s U.S. mortgage insurance business. He also held various management positions with GE Mortgage Insurance beginning in 2003 and was a product manager for GE Capital. Mr. Gupta began his career with FedEx Corporation in Strategic Marketing, where he was responsible for competitive intelligence and market analysis supporting FedEx senior management. Mr. Gupta serves on the Mortgage Bankers Association board of directors and the Housing Policy Executive Council. He also served as Chairman and remains a board member of the U.S. Mortgage Insurers trade association. Mr. Gupta served on the board of Genworth MI Canada Inc. from June 2016 to December 2019. He also served on the board of Aqua Finance from 2021 to July 2022 and on the Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Board of Governors from 2017 through 2022. Mr. Gupta received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science & Technology from Indian Institute of Technology and received an M.B.A. in Finance from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Brian K. Haendiges
Executive Vice President—U.S. Life Insurance
Brian K. Haendiges has been our Executive Vice President—U.S. Life Insurance since November 2021. Prior to that, he had served as our Executive Vice President—U.S. Life Insurance & Chief Risk Officer since February 2021. Mr. Haendiges joined our company as our Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer in September 2020 and served in that position until February 2021 when he also became responsible for our U.S. Life Insurance segment. Before joining our company, Mr. Haendiges was the President and Owner of HAE Consulting, a firm established to expand the institutional investment products business and advise on retirement blocks, from April 2020 to September 2020. Mr. Haendiges served in various roles at MassMutual through June 2019, including Senior Vice President and Head, US Pricing and Product Management (2016 to 2019), Senior Vice President and Head, Retirement Services Investments (2014 to 2016), and Head of Strategic Market Development, Investments (2010 to 2014). Prior to that, he served in a variety of senior roles at ING Groep NV from 2000 to 2009 after managing governmental and stable value business lines at Aetna. Mr. Haendiges is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mr. Haendiges graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Actuarial Science.
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Melissa Hagerman has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since January 2022. Prior to that, she served as a Human Resources leader for the Company’s corporate and investment functions since February 2018. Ms. Hagerman previously served as Director, Human Resources for the Company’s U.S. Life Insurance segment and corporate finance function from June 2014 to January 2018, as Director, Human Resources for the corporate finance and global risk functions from July 2011 to March 2013, and as a senior client manager from March 2010 to July 2011. Ms. Hagerman has also held human resources positions at Carmax from March 2013 to June 2014 and Circuit City from July 2007 to February 2009. Ms. Hagerman received a B.S. in Human Resources Management from the University of Richmond, and graduated from the Tuck Global Leadership Program through Dartmouth College in 2019.
Mark Blakeley (Blake) Hodges
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Mark Blakeley (Blake) Hodges has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since May 2022. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since March 2022 and as Interim Chief Risk Officer from November 2021 to March 2022. Mr. Hodges previously served as Chief Operational Risk Officer for Genworth and its U.S. Life Insurance segment from July 2015 until November 2021. From July 2002 through July 2015, Mr. Hodges served in various capacities with the Company and/or its predecessor including roles with responsibilities for oversight of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs, financial reporting systems, operational and technology platforms, and testing and quality assurance programs. Mr. Hodges received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Decision Support Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and graduated from the Tuck Global Executive Leadership Program through Dartmouth in 2020.
Gregory S. Karawan
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Gregory S. Karawan has been our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since January 2022. Prior to that, he served as a Vice President of the Company since June 2008 and as General Counsel of our U.S. Life Insurance segment since January 2007. Mr. Karawan joined the Company in 2000 as global chief litigation counsel, a position he held intermittently and then continuously after January 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Karawan worked at the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal. Mr. Karawan received a B.A. in economics from State University of New York Binghamton and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Kelly Saltzgaber has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer since March 1, 2023. She previously served as the Head of the Portfolio Management team from January 2018 to March 2023, having been Interim Head since mid-2017 after moving to Portfolio Management in November 2016, and as a Senior Credit Trader from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining the Company in 2013, Ms. Saltzgaber had 27 years of combined experience in Institutional Credit Sales at Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Cambridge International and as an analyst in the Asset-Backed Securities group at Merrill Lynch. Ms. Saltzgaber received a B.A. in Economics Modified with Mathematics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Andrea Lynn White
Executive Vice President—Government Relations & Chief of Staff
Andrea Lynn White has been our Executive Vice President—Government Relations and Chief of Staff since May 2022. Prior to that and from May 2021, Ms. White served as our Senior Vice President—Government Relations, while maintaining her title of Chief of Staff, a role she has held since December 2017. She previously held positions in the Company’s Government Relations department from July 2015 to December 2017 and served as the Company’s Corporate Ombudsperson, with responsibility of implementing the Company’s code of ethics programs, from May 2005 to July 2015. From February 2001 to May 2005, Ms. White served in various capacities within the Company and/or its predecessor, including roles in the Human Resources department. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. White held various roles at Aetna Life Insurance and was an Associate with the law firm of LeClair Ryan. Ms. White received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, summa cum laude, in Finance from Howard University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.