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Senior Corporate Officers


Bruce Parker is the Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Trust. He is also responsible for all of Pan-American Life's individual life and personal accident business lines as the President of Global Life at Pan-American International Insurance Corporation. Prior to joining PALIG, Bruce was the President, CEO and Chairman of Old Mutual US Life and the Senior Vice President of Distribution for Jefferson Pilot Financial. Bruce is a former member of the LIMRA International board of directors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Oswego and an MS degree in Management from The American College. In addition, he also holds a Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.

Geri Gaughan is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Mutual Trust. She previously served as Mutual Trust's Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, where she oversaw technical services, operations, legal and IT. Prior to joining Mutual Trust in 2005 she was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Life and Group Operations at CNA Financial Corporation. She is affiliated with the Association of Life Insurance Counsel and the Senior Business Women’s Forum. Geri graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola and earned her Law degree from John Marshall Law School.

Luke Cosme is Senior Vice President & Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Mutual Trust. In his role, he is responsible for marketing activities and distribution management across the U.S. Luke joined Mutual Trust in 2014 with nearly 20 years of life insurance experience in various roles including services as the Sales Vice President for North American Company for Life and Health Insurance. He is a member and past chair of the LIMRA Independent Producer Marketing Committee. Luke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

John "Jack" Rosenkranz, CPA, FLMI, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Mutual Trust. He is also the CFO of PALIG’s US Global Life division. Jack is in charge of all the accounting and treasury operations. Prior to joining Mutual Trust in 2005 he served as CFO at Guarantee Reserve Life Insurance Company. Jack graduated from the University of Iowa.

Narayan Shankar, FSA, MAAA, CFA, is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Actuary of Mutual Trust. He is responsible for product development, actuarial valuation, asset-liability management and investment oversight. Before joining Mutual Trust in 2009 he served in a variety of actuarial roles at CNA Insurance Companies and Allstate Financial. Narayan earned his B.S. degree at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S at University of Illinois in Mathematics and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Paula Mannon, CPCC, is the Vice President of Human Resources for Mutual Trust. Paula joined Mutual Trust in 2014 with 25 years of HR leadership experience in a variety of industries. She serves on the advisory board for the National Association of Business Resources and holds multiple human resources and development certifications and a coaching certification from The Coaches Training Institute. Paula earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Lewis University.


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