Mary Ann Brown, FSA, MAAA
Executive Vice President, Corporate
Pacific Life Insurance Company
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Funds
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
M.A., teaching, 1975
Georgia State University
M.S., actuarial science, 1981
Ms. Brown currently serves as executive vice president, Corporate, and is chief executive officer of both Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Funds. Her responsibilities include overseeing Corporate Information Technology, Enterprise Risk Management, and Pacific Life Re, headquartered in London. Ms. Brown joined Pacific Life’s Life Insurance Division in 2005 as senior vice president, Finance and Product Development and joined the Corporate Division of Pacific Life in 2006.
Ms. Brown’s actuarial career began at Canada Life Assurance in Atlanta in 1980. She was then employed with Tillinghast/Towers Perrin from 1983 to 1996, consulting in most areas of life, annuity, and health insurance industry products, strategy, and actuarial appraisals. She was the lead principal for variable products and managing principal of the New York and Washington offices. In 1996, she joined Swiss Re New Markets as director of Worldwide Life Reinsurance and CEO of Atlantic International Reinsurance Company.
In 1998, Ms. Brown joined MetLife, Inc. as president of New England Products and Services, heading Product Management for individual life, annuity, and small group products for all MetLife companies. She also chaired Security First Group and MetLife’s reinsurance companies, serving on the boards of RGA and separate account funds. In 2002, she was appointed chief actuary of MetLife, heading Risk Management and Valuation of over $250 billion of liabilities worldwide. From 2000 to 2007, she served on the board of the National Association of Variable Annuities and was its chairman in 2004 and 2005. In 2015, she was inducted into the Insured Retirement Institute’s Hall of Fame for leadership and vision to advance the retirement income industry.
American Academy of Actuaries, member
Lincoln Club of Orange County, Board of Counselors
Society of Actuaries, Fellow
South Coast Repertory Theater, board member