Chief Human Resources Officer
New York Life
Headquarters: New York City, NY
Business: Financial Services
CEO: Ted Mathas
Katherine O’Brien named to NYL Executive Management Committee
New York Life has announced the appointment of Katherine O’Brien to its Executive Management Committee. O’Brien is chief human resources officer of New York Life.
The Executive Management Committee is comprised of New York Life’s senior executive leadership and assists the CEO in setting policy for the company.
The Executive Management Committee is comprised of New York Life’s senior executive leadership and assists the CEO in setting policy for the company.O’Brien joined New York Life in 1995 as a litigator, specializing in employment litigation and benefits compliance. She has held roles of increasing responsibility that included serving as the company’s first chief diversity officer in the Human Resources Department from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, Ms. O’Brien was elected first vice president and deputy general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. In 2010, she was elected senior vice president and chief corporate counsel, leading all corporate practice teams in the Office of the General Counsel, including the employment and ERISA units. She was named chief human resources officer in 2013.
O’Brien earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.