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Jessica Gillespie To Head Distribution at Pru

A skilled leader in group insurance

April 09, 2019 — NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jessica Gillespie has been promoted to head of distribution for Prudential Group Insurance and Tim Weber has joined as vice president, voluntary benefits distribution and workplace markets, underscoring the group benefits carrier’s commitment to growing its core businesses and talent pipeline. Prudential Group Insurance is a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

Gillespie has proven to be a skilled leader in Group Insurance, including as vice president and head of national accounts, vice president of strategic partnerships and distribution excellence, and as the creator and leader of the Key Accounts Program. Prior to Prudential, she was with Cigna focusing on producer relations, product development and human resource operations.

Additionally, Chuck Brousseau, previously Group Insurance’s head of distribution, has been named Prudential Group Insurance’s chief operations officer. Both Brousseau and Gillespie will report to Jamie Kalamarides, president of Prudential Group Insurance, and sit on the Group Insurance Strategic Leadership Team.

Weber, who joined Prudential on April 8, will report to Gillespie. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for the growth and retention of employee-paid insurance products within the group workplace and optimizing employee engagement with Group Insurance’s growing portfolio of financial wellness products and services.

Weber joins Prudential from Mercer, where he was the national leader for voluntary benefits and marketplace solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience as an insurance executive and holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from The University of Iowa.

Making Clients’ Lives Better

“In order to make our customers’ lives better in our changing world, we need the best talent around the table. Jess, Chuck and Tim are all respected leaders with a breadth of industry experience,” Kalamarides said. “Under Jess’s leadership, and with Tim’s deep experience and expertise, our growing voluntary business will evolve and expand its focus on the financial wellness needs of our individual customers.”

“In addition to providing very strong leadership to the operations function, Brousseau will bring a deep understanding of the customers’ needs and perspectives that will help us continue to refine our pricing, operations and service models,” Kalamarides added.



About Prudential Group Insurance
Prudential Group Insurance manufactures and distributes a full range of group life, long-term and short-term disability and corporate and trust-owned life insurance in the U.S. to institutional clients primarily for use within employee and membership benefit plans. The business also sells critical illness, accidental death and dismemberment and other ancillary coverages. In addition, the business provides plan administrative services in connection with its insurance coverages, and administrative services for employee paid and unpaid leave, including FMLA, ADA, and PFL.
About Prudential Financial, Inc.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit