Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Solutions
Focus: Employee/Group Benefits, Life Insurance
Michael Smith serves as chief executive officer of Insurance Solutions at Voya Financial, which includes individual life insurance and employee benefits. In addition, he provides management oversight for the Closed-Block Variable Annuity segment. Prior to assuming this role, he served as chief risk officer at the company.
Smith joined the company in 2009 as chief financial officer and chief insurance risk officer of the annuity business. He later served as chief executive officer of ING U.S. Annuity Manufacturing, included the Closed-Block.
Prior to joining ING U.S., Smith held several leadership positions at Lincoln Financial Group (LFG), where he ultimately served as head of Profitability and Risk Management of the company’s Retirement Solutions business.
Smith holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and Russian studies from the University of Michigan. He attained Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries in 1990, and he is also a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Smith attained his Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in 2003. He serves on the boards of People’s Light & Theatre Company and Covenant House Pennsylvania.
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