Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today shared the following statement from Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin, Jr., on the June 5 passing of J. Barry Griswell, who had served as a director of Voya’s board since 2013.
"With the passing of Barry, we have all lost a dear friend and colleague," said Martin. "Barry was an extraordinary supporter of Voya, our management team and our people. His leadership experience and knowledge of our industry were tremendous assets for our company as we were preparing for our initial public offering in 2013 and as we transformed our business portfolio during the past seven years. Equally important was Barry’s impact on our culture. He was a passionate proponent of our commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as our focus on serving the communities in which we live and work. Barry was proud of the recognition that Voya has earned as a corporate citizen; however, he continually challenged us to do better.
"We remain inspired by Barry’s many contributions to Voya as well as his philanthropic and volunteer contributions. Barry will be deeply missed by the many people who knew him directly as well as the many more whose lives he positively impacted through his philanthropic work and community support. On behalf of all of us at Voya Financial, we want to provide our deepest condolences to Barry’s family at this difficult time," added Martin.
Griswell’s career spanned four decades in financial services, including serving as chairman and CEO of Principal Financial Group. He also led the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines from 2010 until he retired in 2013.
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.8 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $7.5 billion in revenue in 2019. The company had $538 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2020. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a "Great Place to Work" by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya has been recognized as a 2020 World’s Most Admired Company by Fortune magazine; one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute; as a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index; and as a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" on the Disability Equality Index by Disability:IN. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @Voya.