SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced today it has elected Laura Sen, President and Chief Executive Officer of BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., to its Board of Directors. Her appointment is effective today.
"MassMutual is pleased to welcome Ms. Sen to our Board of Directors," said Roger Crandall, Chairman, President and CEO, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). "With her 34 years of experience in the retail industry and an exceptional record of performance with a strong consumer-focused company, we look forward to Laura's contributions and insights as she will provide valuable perspective on our long-term strategy to ensure the future success of the company."
Prior to being named President and CEO of BJ's and to its Board of Directors in 2009, Ms. Sen spent more than 20 years at the company in a broad range of senior management roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Logistics. She began her career at the former Zayre Corporation where she held positions of increasing responsibility, primarily in the areas of buying and merchandise. Ms. Sen also formerly operated her own retail consulting business.
Ms. Sen also serves on the Board of Directors for rue21, the National Retail Federation, the Pine Street Inn, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Boston Ballet. She holds a B.A. in Romance Languages from Boston College.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.
MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.