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Pacific Life Announces Senior Leadership Team for New Workforce Benefits Division


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – March 28, 2023 Pacific Life announced today its senior leadership team for the organization’s new Workforce Benefits Division.

"As we prepare to launch into the workforce benefits marketplace in 2023, it was imperative to have the right senior leadership team to bring this new business to life," said Adrian Griggs, executive vice president and COO, Pacific Life. "With this dynamic team comprised of seasoned industry experts and accomplished Pacific Life leaders, we believe that we're uniquely positioned for success as a new entrant in this growth-oriented space."

The Workforce Benefits senior leadership team includes:

Jasmine Cadieux, assistant vice president of human resources. Ms. Cadieux brings more than 10 years of experience from Pacific Life providing strategic HR business partner expertise across the enterprise.

Michelle Dudleston, head of strategy and project management office. Ms. Dudleston brings 19 years of experience from Pacific Life’s life insurance division, holding roles in innovation, strategy and delivery, and most recently leading strategic transformation for distribution, customer experience, and operations.

Gary Godin, vice president of operations and customer experience. Mr. Godin has more than 20 years of experience in employee benefits, including health and retirement. He joins Pacific Life after spending significant time at Unum and New York Life Group Benefits Solutions, where he led product strategy, operations and claims delivery, and roadmap execution.

Tiffany Gregath, CFP®, vice president of marketing. Ms. Gregath brings 20 years of experience from Pacific Life building and leading high-functioning teams focused on branding and marketing of life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds.

Sarah Jarvis, vice president and associate general counsel. Ms. Jarvis brings 11 years of experience from Pacific Life advising on a broad array of legal and compliance related issues across the enterprise.

Rob Mulligan, vice president of product and underwriting. Mr. Mulligan was previously at Renaissance Life and Health Insurance Company of America where he was president and CEO leading the development and evolution of the company from a single line, individual dental product carrier, to a multi-line group and individual workplace benefits carrier.

John Myers, vice president of distribution. Mr. Myers was previously with Aflac where he was senior vice president, Premier Broker Innovation & Partnerships and was responsible for leading teams that drove strategies, relationships, and experiences among premier partners and clients. His 25 years of experience also include 17 years in management consulting, much of it focused on the healthcare and insurance industries.

Kieran Nolan, head of technology. Dr. Nolan brings more than 20 years of experience in engineering and information technology. He joined Pacific Life's Corporate IT team nearly 3 years ago after spending over 17 years in aerospace and defense.

Bram Spector, vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Spector was previously at Lincoln Financial Group, where he was CFO and chief actuary of the Group Protection business. In addition to his time at Lincoln, he has nearly two decades of experience with Deloitte Consulting LLP leading strategy, transformation, and innovation efforts across the group insurance sector.

“It’s exciting to build this business at Pacific Life and an incredible opportunity to do something extraordinary in a growing market,” said Erich Sternberg, senior vice president and head of Workforce Benefits, Pacific Life. “We are committed to creating a meaningful position in this area through our differentiated offerings, aligning with Pacific Life’s unwavering dedication to customer need and experience.”

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 2023 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 2022 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2022 FORTUNE 500® list.


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