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Mary Beth Eckert Hired as Chief Information and Digital Officer of Pacific Life

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – November 15, 2022
– Pacific Life today announced Mary Beth Eckert has been hired as executive vice president and chief information and digital officer of Pacific Life, effective December 13. She will report to President and CEO Darryl Button and will sit on the company’s management committee.

Eckert joins Pacific Life from USAA, a Fortune 100 financial services organization, where she was senior vice president, chief information officer, corporate & insurance services, responsible for leading transformations focused on strategic system modernization and overseeing an IT organization of more than 1,800 employees and 6,000 contractors.

Prior to USAA, Eckert served as vice president, eBusiness technology at the Travelers Group where she led the shared services function and drove transformation of the IT organization. Eckert started her career at PwC, where she built her technology leadership background, followed by several senior leadership roles at Zurich North America.

As Pacific Life’s Chief Information and Digital Officer, Eckert will serve in an enterprise-wide capacity with responsibility for the enterprise-wide technology and digital strategies.

“Mary Beth’s extensive experience in the insurance and financial services industry, coupled with her strong track record of leading technology transformations with demonstrated ability in leading high-performing teams, will play a critical role as we continue to grow our digital capabilities,” said Button. “We’re fortunate to have a seasoned professional like Mary Beth overseeing the convergence of our technology and digital strategies to ensure we remain competitive in our chosen markets.”

About Pacific Life
For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has helped millions of individuals and families with their financial needs through a wide range of life insurance products, annuities and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses and pension plans. Whether your goal is to protect loved ones or grow your assets for retirement, Pacific Life offers innovative products and services that provide value and financial security for current and future generations. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients* and has been named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit

*Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 30, 2022 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2022 FORTUNE 500® list.


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