Carol R. Sudbeck
Executive Vice President
Chief Administrative Officer
Pacific Life Insurance Company
University of Nebraska
B.A., accounting, 1987
Ms. Sudbeck serves as chief administrative officer for Pacific Life, overseeing all non-financial corporate areas, including legal, human resources, facilities, corporate information technology, brand management, and public affairs. She is responsible for enhancing service levels to Pacific Life’s divisions, increasing coordination within areas, operational efficiencies, and building out capabilities within each of the functional areas. Prior to her promotion to chief administrative officer in January 2017, Ms. Sudbeck served as senior vice president, Corporate, where she had overall responsibility for all HR areas, including talent management, HR business partners, total rewards and facilities, as well as the brand management and public affairs functions for Pacific Life, including the brand advertising program. In January 2016, she assumed responsibility of corporate information technology. Ms. Sudbeck serves on Pacific Life’s Management Committee and is Vice Chairman of the Pacific Life Foundation.
Ms. Sudbeck joined Pacific Life in 1994 and became director of finance in the Annuities & Mutual Funds Division in 1995. In 1996, she was promoted to assistant vice president, Finance and Training, with responsibilities for financial reporting and accounting functions, as well as the design and development of training programs for the division. Ms. Sudbeck was promoted to vice president of Operations in 1999 and then joined the Corporate Division as vice president, Corporate Audit, in 2002.
In 2007, Ms. Sudbeck joined the Human Resources Department as vice president, Talent Acquisition and Development, with responsibility for overseeing the company's recruiting and onboarding services, executive and management development, training and educational programs, and custom solutions to support the company's workforce requirements. She was promoted to senior vice president in 2010.
Prior to joining Pacific Life, Ms. Sudbeck worked as an auditor with Price Waterhouse specializing in the insurance and financial services industry.
Certified Public Accountant, inactive