Urbana, MD, May 31, 2016 – Legal & General America (LGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Galli to executive vice president, Business Strategy and Innovation for Legal & General America.
Jim will be responsible for creating new capabilities to support organizational growth and financial returns. Collaborating with L&G Group, Legal & General Investment Management America (LGIMA), and Legal & General Retirement America (LGRA) colleagues, Jim will lead the LGA team to identify and develop strategies to expand LGA’s portfolio of products, broaden its distribution channels, and drive transformation that differentiates LGA in existing and new markets. He will report to Gene R.Gilbertson, LGA’s president and CEO.
Jim will be a director on the boards of Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York.
Gene R. Gilbertson, President and CEO, said:
“Jim Galli’s background is a remarkable fit for this leadership role at Legal & General America. He is a highly qualified executive with significant experience in sales, marketing, product development, and operational platforms. We’re looking forward to working with him to identify and frame strategic issues and growth opportunities. I am confident he will quickly earn the respect of LGA’s employees and distribution partners.”
Jim Galli said:
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Legal & General America and working with the LGA team! I’m eager to share my experience across products, marketing and distribution channels to help position LGA for further innovation and growth. I look forward to building upon LGA’s market-leading position and strong history of bringing valuable and relevant protection products to American families.”
Jim Galli Biography
Jim brings with him an extensive background of over 30 years in the domestic and international life insurance industry. His experience includes over 12 years with MassMutual serving in various executive roles within the life, annuity and disability areas followed by nearly 11 years with AIG where he held a series of progressively responsible positions both within the US and abroad focusing on new business development, strategic marketing and product management. Jim joined MetLife in 2011 where he was responsible for establishing best practice strategies within the International business lines. In 2012, he was asked to create and lead the US Sponsored Direct business which centered on meeting the protection needs of the middle market. Since 2015, Jim has been serving as senior vice president, Innovation and Partnerships within MetLife Direct where he was responsible for managing B2B distribution and third party marketing partnerships, executing customer cross sell strategies and launching an innovation lab established to “incubate” new products, technologies, channels and partnerships. Jim will be relocating to Maryland.
For more information contact: Pat Saether, Director, Communications 301.810.4802, psaether@LGAmerica.com Legal & General America life insurance products are issued by Banner Life Insurance Company, Urbana, MD and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York, Garden City, NY. Banner is licensed to do business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. William Penn does business exclusively in New York; Banner does not solicit business there.
About Legal & General America
For over 67 years, the Legal & General America companies have been in the business of providing financial protection through life insurance for American families. The Legal & General America companies are Banner Life Insurance Company and its subsidiary William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York. With more than $50 billion in new coverage issued in 2015, LGA is ranked in the top ten of U.S. life insurers and ended 2015 with in excess of $658 billion of coverage in force with almost 1.2 million U.S. customers. LGA shares Legal & General’s independent financial strength ratings: A+ Superior from A. M. Best and AA- Very Strong from Standard and Poor’s and Fitch.