Carolyn M. Johnson

Carolyn M. Johnson


President, Annuities

Retirement Solutions

Focus: Annuities, Retirement Income

Carolyn M. Johnson is president of Annuities for Voya Financial. As an integral part of the company’s Retirement Solutions operations, this segment is focused on driving growth and long-term success in the annuity and retirement income markets.

In her role, Johnson is responsible for all aspects of the Annuities segment, including product, distribution, financial management and operational performance. She is also part of the Retirement Solutions executive leadership team, collaborating on overall business strategy and on key corporate-wide initiatives.

With more than 25 years in financial services, Johnson brings a deep knowledge of the industry and significant leadership experience managing high-performing businesses. Most recently, she served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Protective Life Corporation, where she led the life insurance and annuities businesses. Earlier assignments included business, operations and marketing leadership roles with Bankers Life & Casualty Co. and several Aegon subsidiaries, including Western Reserve Life Assurance Co. of Ohio, Idex Investor Services, Inc. and Aegon Alliance, Inc.

Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration from California State University, Los Angeles and has also studied executive-level finance at Harvard Business School. She holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses.

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