MassMutual Named 2016 Military Friendly® Employer

Nov 11, 2015, 09:00 ET from MassMutual

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced today that it has earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. MassMutual is recognized as having a solid commitment to recruiting individuals with military experience and a successful employee resource group (ERG)—Armed Forces, Veterans and Families (AFVF)—focused on career mobility and community outreach.

"Our company is firmly committed to successfully cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment for veterans, Armed Forces members and their families," said Tim Corbett, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer at MassMutual and executive sponsor of the company's military-focused ERG. "At MassMutual we believe that diversity is the strategic catalyst that helps our company grow and thrive in the future."

Now in its 13th year, Military Friendly® Employers is a top resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year, companies that are selected to receive the title are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings.

"MassMutual's Military Friendly Employer designation not only recognizes our company as an excellent employer for individuals with military experience, but also helps bring increased public attention and understanding to the vital and honorable contribution that our service members make to our great nation," said Lorie Valle-Yanez, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, MassMutual. "We are more determined than ever to deepen MassMutual's commitment to hiring, developing and retaining veterans and members of the Guard and Reserves who are seeking employment outside the military."

MassMutual will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine as well as on

For more information about MassMutual's commitment to diversity and inclusion visit

About MassMutual
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. 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 policyowners 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 insurancedisability income insurancelong term care insuranceretirement/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.

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About Military Friendly® Employers:
The Military Friendly® Employers designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of companies with annual revenue over $100 million nationwide; the Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers list includes companies with annual revenue over $500 million. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of higher education, recruiting, HR and diversity professionals from across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to companies meeting the eligibility criteria. The methodology and more information about the program, along with the complete list of employers, can be found on

About Victory Media:
Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation's next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.



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