SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced today that Sharmaine Miller has joined the company as vice president of new business operations in MassMutual's U.S. Insurance Group protection product management division. Ms. Miller succeeds Todd Gish, vice president, who has transitioned to lead the U.S. Insurance Group expense and risk management function in the finance division.
In this position, Ms. Miller is responsible for the oversight of the company's new business administration and policy issuance functions for life insurance, disability income insurance, executive benefits and annuity products.
"Sharmaine brings a wealth of leadership experience in the insurance and financial services industry, with a demonstrated track record in operational management and leading organizations through changing market dynamics," said Melissa Millan, Senior Vice President, U.S. Insurance Group, MassMutual. "As we continually strive to enhance our customers' experience with us, particularly at the start of a new relationship with MassMutual, I am confident that Sharmaine will continue to challenge our talented team to deliver on our promise of providing efficient, quality service."
Prior to joining MassMutual, Ms. Miller held leadership positions with Maple Life Companies and Allstate Corporation. She is a Fellow in the Life Management Institute and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Ms. Miller received her B.A. degree from the University of Delaware.
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 every year 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.