Symetra Names John Scanlon to Individual Life Division’s Institutional Markets Team

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Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced that John Scanlon has joined the company as regional vice president, Institutional Markets. Responsible for driving growth of corporate-owned life insurance (COLI), Scanlon will represent Symetra’s institutional life programs to specialty brokers focused on the COLI markets. He reports to Laura Johnson, Symetra’s vice president of Institutional Markets, and will be based in the company’s Waltham, Massachusetts office.

Before coming to Symetra, Scanlon was managing partner at MCB Solutions LLC, focused on consulting for bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) and COLI transactions. Prior to MCB, Scanlon spent 10 years at Sun Life Financial, where he was responsible for growing their institutional markets business. He previously held marketing and sales roles for a range of products, including annuities, mutual funds and life insurance at several life insurance companies.

“John’s extensive expertise in the COLI marketplace combined with his legal, securities and insurance background make him an outstanding addition to Symetra’s Institutional Markets team,” said Laura Johnson.

Scanlon received his J.D. from the New England School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He holds ChFC® and CLU® designations from The American College.

About Symetra

Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation (SYA), a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Wash. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit

Life insurance is issued by Symetra Life Insurance Company, 777 108th Ave. NE, Suite 1200, Bellevue, Wash. 98004 and is not available in all U.S. states or any U.S. territory

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