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Deanna Strable Named Chair of LL Global Board of Directors for 2016

Research and Education Industry Trade Associations Announce New Board Members

Deanna Strable
Deanna Strable
President, U.S. Insurance Solutions,
Principal Financial Group

WINDSOR, Conn., Nov. 12, 2015 — LIMRA and LOMA today announced the election of Deanna Strable, president, U.S. Insurance Solutions, Principal Financial Group, as chair of the LL Global Board of Directors for 2016.

Rino D’Onofrio, president and CEO, RBC Life Insurance Company, and senior vice president of RBC Insurance’s Canadian Insurance Business, was elected vice-chair and will succeed Strable as chair in 2017.

The LL Global board provides oversight and guidance to LIMRA and LOMA, insuring that the research and education programs they create provide value to member companies.

Six new members were elected to the board for three-year terms:

  • Brandon D. Carter, CLU, ChFC, CFP, chairman and president, USAA Life Insurance Co.
  • Michael G. DeKoning, FSA, MAAA, FCIA president and chief executive officer, Munich Reassurance Co.

  • Rino D’Onofrio
    President and CEO, RBC Life
    Insurance Company, and
    Senior Vice President, RBC Insurance’s
    Canadian Insurance Business
  • Craig L. DeSanto, FSA, MAAA, senior vice president, Insurance & Agency Group, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Robert J. Ehren, FSA, CLU, CLFC, senior vice president, Life Product Manufacturing, to Securian Financial Group
  • Anthony M. Garcia, president and chief financial officer, Independent Order of Foresters
  • Margaret A. Meister, FSA, MAAA, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Symetra Financial

“I appreciate the tremendous commitment from this group of accomplished and well-respected executives to ensure industry organizations like ours thrive,” said Robert Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global. “The industry is at a pivot point, facing various potential disruptors — demographically, technologically and regulatory. Our members rely on solid, relevant research and education as they adapt to this new world order. We are grateful for the leadership and direction of the board to help us forge a path for the future, ensuring we remain the trusted source of industry knowledge.”

On Jan. 1, 2010, LIMRA and LOMA merged under the umbrella of LL Global, Inc., which provides a unified management structure. LL Global is a not-for-profit trade association with operating divisions LIMRA and LOMA.



Catherine Theroux, 860-285-7787, ctheroux@limra.com
Mark Morris, 860-285-7875, mmorris@limra.com

About LL Global

LL Global is the non-profit parent company for LIMRA and LOMA. LL Global provides a unified management and board structure for both trade associations. LIMRA and LOMA have a combined membership of more than 1,200 insurance and financial services companies worldwide.


LIMRA, a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries. Visit LIMRA at www.limra.com;

About LOMA

Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus members in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. To find out more about LOMA and the learning opportunities it offers, visit www.loma.org