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Mary Ward Appointed Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer By Security Mutual Life

In her new role, Ward will assume expanded responsibilities related to the financial operations of the Company, including strategic initiatives, expense management, and relationships with rating agencies (e.g., A.M. Best) and regulatory bodies (e.g., NYDFS)

BINGHAMTON, NY, August 1, 2022 – The Board of Directors of Security Mutual Life® Insurance Company of New York, approved the promotion of Mary C. Ward, FLMI , to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

Ward will continue to oversee the Company’s fiscal functions. In addition to being a member of the Finance and Internal Audit Teams, Ward serves as Co-Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. She is also a member of the following Security Mutual Life committees: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Asset Liability Management; Product Management; Talent Management and Benefits; Home Office Pension Plan Investment; Profit Sharing Investment; and Security Compliance.

Years Of Experience

Ward began her career with Security Mutual Life in 2008, joining the Financial Operations Department as Director, Financial Reporting. She advanced to the positions of Assistant Vice President, Budget and Cost Accounting; Second Vice President, Financial Operations; Vice President, Financial Operations, and prior to this new role, held the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer.

She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting, and she has successfully completed the FLMI® designation.

Ward is a Trustee of the Security Mutual Life Foundation; past member of the Binghamton University School of Management Advisory Board; past Board Member of the UHS Foundation and is a past treasurer and secretary for the board of directors of the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier.




About Security Mutual Life Insurance Company Of New York
Founded in 1886, Security Mutual Life – The Company that Cares® – is one of the leading mutual life insurance companies in the United States. Security Mutual Life has been helping protect families and businesses during periods of prosperity, as well as during wars and times of economic uncertainty. The company is recognized by leading life insurance analysts for its sound investment policies and performance. A.M. Best rates Security Mutual Life’s Financial Condition and Operating Performance Rating: A- (Excellent). Security Mutual Life is licensed in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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