HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (NYSE:PNX) today announced that Jody A. Beresin has been promoted to executive vice president and chief administrative officer. She is responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Corporate Services and Information Technology and continues to report to James D. Wehr, president and chief executive officer.
“As a member of the executive management team for the past two years, Jody has made important contributions to a variety of corporate initiatives and been a strong partner for me,” Mr. Wehr said.
Ms. Beresin joined Phoenix as director of Corporate Communications in 1994 and held increasingly senior positions before being named vice president in 2003. She assumed leadership of Human Resources in 2004 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2012 after taking on additional responsibility for Corporate Communications and Corporate Services. Earlier this year she added responsibility for Information Technology.
Prior to joining Phoenix, Ms. Beresin was director of public relations at The Travelers Companies and an account executive at an advertising agency.
Ms. Beresin holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Boston University. She is a member of the executive advisory committee of the Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services Cluster and the board of Journey Home, Inc.
The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (NYSE:PNX) helps financial professionals provide solutions, including income strategies and insurance protection, to families and individuals planning for or living in retirement. Founded as a life insurance company in 1851, Phoenix offers products and services designed to meet financial needs in the middle income and mass affluent markets. Its distribution subsidiary, Saybrus Partners, Inc. offers solutions-based sales support to financial professionals and represents Phoenix’s products among key distributors, including independent marketing organizations and brokerage general agencies. Phoenix is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, and its principal operating subsidiary, Phoenix Life Insurance Company, has its statutory home office in East Greenbush, New York. For more information, visit www.phoenixwm.com and www.saybruspartners.com.