Maria R. Morris

Former Interim Chief Marketing Officer at MetLife, Inc.

Maria R. Morris

Maria R. Morris

Former Interim Chief Marketing Officer at MetLife, Inc.

Biography

Ms. Morris served on MetLife’s Executive Group for almost a decade (retired September 2017), holding numerous senior leadership positions throughout her 33-year career. From 2011 through her retirement, Ms. Morris was Executive Vice President, MetLife, Inc. and led the Company’s Global Employee Benefits (GEB) business. In her role leading MetLife’s GEB business since 2012, Ms. Morris was responsible for expanding MetLife’s employee benefits business in more than 40 countries, broadening relationships and fueling growth across the globe via local solutions and partnerships with multinational corporations, as well as through distribution relationships with financial institutions. She also served as the interim Head of MetLife’s U.S. Business from January 2016 to June 2017, where she was responsible for approximately 60% of MetLife’s operating earnings, post separation of its retail business. She served as MetLife’s Interim Chief Marketing Officer in 2014, where she continued to strengthen MetLife’s brand across the globe. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Morris led Global Technology and Operations, where she managed a $1.6 billion IT portfolio and a $2.5 billion procurement and real estate budget. She also oversaw the integration of MetLife’s $16.4 billion acquisition of American Life Insurance Company (Alico).

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement:
In addition to her executive roles, Ms. Morris has served on the boards of MetLife Property and Casualty Insurance Company, the MetLife Foundation and the American Council of Life Insurers. Ms. Morris is presently the National Board Chair of the All Stars Project, Inc. and a Board trustee of Catholic Charities of New York.

Committee Membership:
* Audit Committee
* Executive Committee
* Finance Committee

Committee Membership

CC Audit Committee
Executive Committee
Finance Committee

Overview
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Number of Boards

10

Birthday

1964

Age

55

Number of Awards

1

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Former President, Individual Business of the Company & Metropolitan Life Insurance at MetLife, Inc.

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Former General Counsel at MetLife, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Executive Director at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Executive Director at The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

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Chief Financial Officer at The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

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Associate Executive Director at The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

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Associate Executive Director at The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at MetLife, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at S&P Global, Inc.

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Maria R. Morris
Former Interim Chief Marketing Officer at MetLife, Inc.
Education
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Franklin & Marshall was established in 1787 with a gift of 200 British pounds from Benjamin Franklin, and is located in historic Lancaster, a dynamic city with a thriving arts scene. The College enrolls 2,324 students. The average class size is 19 students, and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1. Our students receive more than $500,000 in research grants every year.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Women's Forum is a community where preeminent New York women leaders of diverse achievement come together to make a difference for each other and to take an active, leadership role in matters of importance to them.

Member
Current

Established in 1995, YW Boston's Academy of Women Achievers (AWA) celebrates women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in their professional and civic lives. The AWA has grown into a dynamic and dedicated group of over 100 women from all walks of life who have strengthened YWC Boston's voice in championing gender equity and leadership opportunities for women.

Career History
Interim Chief Marketing Officer
1984 - 2017

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Senior Vice President, Life Product
Prior

Paragon Life Insurance Co. provides insurance services. Its clients include AG Edwards & Sons, Inc., Morgan Stanley and Silicon Graphics. The company was founded in 1982 and is located in St. Louis, MO.

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$1,787 +
2014

Franklin & Marshall was established in 1787 with a gift of 200 British pounds from Benjamin Franklin, and is located in historic Lancaster, a dynamic city with a thriving arts scene. The College enrolls 2,324 students. The average class size is 19 students, and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1. Our students receive more than $500,000 in research grants every year.

$1M
2014

All Stars Project, Inc. (ASP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that transforms the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. Founded in 1981, ASP creates privately funded, outside-of-school educational and performing arts activities for tens of thousands of poor and minority young people. It sponsors community and experimental theatre, develops leadership training and pursues volunteer initiatives that build and strengthen communities. ASP actively promotes supplementary education and the performance learning model in academic and civic arenas.

$50K - $100K
2013

INROADS, Inc. provides education and training services. It develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. The company was founded by Frank C. Carr in 1970 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Political Donations
$2,000
2013
$10K
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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Awards & Honors
2005
Profiles in Diversity Journal - Women Worth Watching
Other Affiliations

Maria R. Morris is affiliated with MetLife, Inc., Paragon Life Insurance Company

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