Eileen McDonnell, Chairman and CEO of Penn Mutual, is recognized by WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) as a 2019 Visionary Award Winner for Strategic Leadership.

Eileen was originally recruited to Penn Mutual in 2008 as Chief Marketing Officer by Howard Fischer Associates. From there, she was appointed President in 2010, CEO in 2011, and subsequently Chairman and CEO.

Eileen is a strong advocate for diversity across the industry. When building a gender-balanced board, she looked to Howard Fischer Associates, Penn Mutual’s board and executive search firm, to help recruit diverse candidates who reflect the company’s philosophy that inclusivity and diversity generate success. This award recognizes her strategic leadership in helping Penn Mutual become a leading competitive force in the life insurance industry nationwide.

Eileen will be recognized on May 20, 2019 at the Global Institute Dinner in Silicon Valley. We extend our congratulations to Eileen on this impressive honor.

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