Leadership at Pacific Life

At Pacific Life, we conduct business with integrity and make decisions based on what is best for our policyholders. Please see below for detailed information about our boards of directors and senior management, and our commitment to compliance and ethics.

Our Board & Senior Management

Our Board and Senior Management are committed to creating products and services that stand the test of time, providing value and financial security for generations of families and businesses. They embody the principles in our Code of Conduct and lead with integrity. They have promoted our growth, and the development of a diverse and competitive suite of life insurance and retirement products, while ensuring the preservation of our unique brand and culture. 

Mariann Byerwalter Chairman SRI International
Dwight W. Decker Retired Chairman and CEO Conexant Systems, Inc.
Christopher D. Furman President and CEO Ventura Foods, LLC
Julia S. Gouw Retired President and COO East West Bank
James T. Morris Chairman, President & CEO Pacific Life Insurance Company
J. Michael Shepherd Chairman BNP Paribas USA, BancWest Corporation, Bank of the West
Scott D. Stowell Retired Executive Chairman and CEO CalAtlantic Group, Inc.
Peter J. Taylor President ECMC Foundation
Kerry L. Williams Chief Operating Officer Experian
Dean A. Yoost Retired Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers
James T. Morris, FSA Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Darryl D. Button Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Adrian S. Griggs Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Carol R. Sudbeck Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Edward R. Byrd Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Sharon A. Cheever Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Kim Cunningham Senior Vice President, Human Resources
John Dieck Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Thomas Gibbons Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Treasury and Tax
Howard Hirakawa Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor Operations
Tod Nasser Senior Vice President, Investment Management
Tony Premer Senior Vice President, Real Estate Investments
Life Insurance Division
Dawn M. Trautman Executive Vice President
J. Greg Reber Senior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer
Tim N. Shaheen Senior Vice President
Retirement Solution Division
Dewey P. Bushaw Executive Vice President
Joseph E. Celentano Senior Vice President, Chief Finance and Risk Officer
Lorene Gordon Senior Vice President, Chief Operations and Program Management Officer
Philip A. Teeter Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Chris van Mierlo Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Brian T. Woolfolk, FSA Senior Vice President, Sales and Chief Marketing Officer
Aviation Capital Group
Khanh T. Tran President and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Global Asset Management
Kevin R. Byrne Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Life Re
David Howell, FSA Chief Executive Officer


The Board of Directors and Senior Management of Pacific Life Insurance Company are committed to the highest ethical standards in maintaining the Corporation's success, which provides lasting benefit to its policyholders. The Board and Corporate Governance Guidelines and Committee Charters exemplify and further this commitment.