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Executive Officer - Maria R. Morris

Maria R. Morris

Maria Morris

Executive Vice President
Global Employee Benefits

Maria R. Morris, executive vice president, MetLife Inc., is a member of MetLife's Executive Group and leads the company’s Global Employee Benefits (GEB) business.

In this role, which she has held since 2012, Morris is responsible for expanding MetLife's employee benefits business across 40 countries, broadening relationships and fueling growth across the globe via local solutions and partnerships with multinational corporations and institutional distributors.

While in her current role, Morris has led several organizations as the interim leader. From January 2016 to June 2017, Morris served as the interim head of the U.S. Business. In this role, Morris led MetLife’s Retirement Income Solutions; Group Benefits; MetLife Holdings; Property & Casualty; and U.S. Direct businesses. Combined, these businesses generate approximately 60% of MetLife Inc.’s total operating earnings. From April 2014 through January 2015, Morris served as the interim Chief Marketing Officer, where she continued to strengthen MetLife's brand across the globe.

Prior to her current role, Morris served as head of Global Technology and Operations, where she managed a $1.6 billion IT portfolio and a $2.5 billion procurement and real estate budget. In addition, she oversaw the successful integration of MetLife's $16.4 billion acquisition of American Life Insurance Company (Alico). As MetLife's executive vice president for Employee Benefits Sales, Morris managed the Group Insurance and Retirement and Savings sales and service teams and generated more than $14 billion in annual revenue. She also served as vice president and head of MetLife’s Group and Individual Disability businesses, and led MetLife’s Dental business. Morris joined MetLife in 1984.

Morris is on the board of directors for MetLife Property and Casualty Insurance Company, the MetLife Foundation and the American Council of Life Insurers. In addition, Morris serves on the board of directors of S&P Global, Inc. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Catholic Charities of New York and serves as Board Vice Chair of the All Stars Project, Inc.

Morris holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Franklin and Marshall College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


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