Tom Hardy has been in life insurance company senior management positions since 1973, including President, CEO of Mayflower National Life and Chief Operating Officer of Provident Life and Accident. He is Chairman, President, CEO and primary shareholder of Unity Financial Life Insurance Company which is based in Cincinnati Ohio. Unity Financial is licensed in 47 jurisdictions and has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing privately owned life insurance company in America for the last six years.
Tom Hardy is on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Kansas Business School. He is a Board member and past president of the Cincinnati Fire Museum.
In July 2010, Henrikson was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Export Council, the principal national advisory committee on international trade. He is the former chairman of the Financial Services Forum and of the American Council of Life Insurers. Subsequent to his retirement from MetLife he continues to serve as chairman of the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education. He also serves on the boards of Invesco Ltd. and SwissRe Ltd.
Henrikson received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law. He currently serves as a trustee of Emory University. He resides in Connecticut with his wife of more than 35 years, Mary. They have two sons and four grandsons.
Phillips’ current research interests are the impact of risk on corporate decision-making, the functioning of insurance markets, and the development of microinsurance. He has published in academic and policy journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Insurance Regulation, and the North American Actuarial Journal, among others. He has contributed scholarly articles to books published by Risk Publications, the University of Chicago Press, Kluwer Academic Publishers, and the Brookings Institute. Phillips has received several awards for his research including the Robert I. Mehr Research Award (2008, 2009), the Robert C. Witt Research Award (1998), the ARIA/CAS Best Paper Award three times (1998, 1999, and 2006), and the James S. Kemper Best Paper Award (2003) among others.
Beyond the university Phillips has served as a consultant to numerous commercial and governmental organizations including AIG, Allstate, ING, AXA, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Tillinghast, Aon Capital Markets, the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Society of Actuaries, and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Munich American Reassurance Company and he is Chairman of the Board for Risk Index Partners, LLC. Within the non-profit sector Dr. Phillips was the Executive Director of Georgia State University’s Risk Management Foundation from 2006 – 2012 and he is a member on the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education Foundation. Within the community he is the current Chairman of the Board for Swift School – a non-profit school located in Roswell, Georgia dedicated to educating students with dyslexia and other language-related learning differences.
Phillips is a member of the American Finance Association, the American Risk and Insurance Association where he also serves on the board of directors, and he is a Past President of the Risk Theory Society. He is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance and he serves as an ad hoc referee for several other academic journals. Professor Phillips’ doctoral and master’s degrees are in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Mathematics.
Prior to joining the faculty in August 2006 he was Senior Vice President, Education at LOMA (Life Office Management Association). Under his leadership, LOMA’s FLMI Program became the world’s largest university-level professional education program in financial services. It is used in some sixty countries and is offered in seven languages. He was also responsible for LOMA’s other education programs and for the LOMA professional movement, which was comprised of 40,000+ individuals and more than 40 local societies around the globe.
Dr. Rabel’s other academic appointments have included dean, S.S. Huebner School of CLU Studies, The American College; assistant professor, Syracuse University; adjunct professor, Georgia State University; visiting professor, Kuwait University; fellow professor, Peking University (Beijing); fellow professor, Renmin (People’s) University (Beijing); Overseas Research Fellow, China Center for Insurance and Social Security Research; Singapore College of Insurance International Faculty and International Advisory Board. He also served as Economics Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development, Geneva Switzerland, where his study, Insurance Education for Developing Countries, provided a blueprint for professional education institutes around the world.
Dr. Rabel is active in many professional, civic, and humanitarian organizations. He has twice been elected as a director of the American Risk & Insurance Association, where he received the President’s Award; also, he has twice been a member of the Board of Governors, Asia-Pacific Risk & Insurance Association and served as APRIA’s president. Active as a strategic planning consultant and facilitator Dr. Rabel has served as chairman or a member of the strategic planning committee of several organizations, including the American Society of CLU, the American Risk & Insurance Association, the Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances, U. S. Chapter, and the International Insurance Society.
Recognized by Who’s Who in America, Dr. Rabel has extensive experience in business education and has provided technical assistance to many institutions, businesses, and regulatory bodies worldwide. He is the author of numerous publications on business and economic security and a frequent speaker before groups of executives, professionals, academicians, and government officials.