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Prudential Financial announces leadership succession for U.S. Businesses

August 29, 2019

Andrew Sullivan to lead growth-oriented and purpose-driven U.S. leadership team focused on accelerating financial wellness strategy

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) today announced that Andrew Sullivan will succeed Stephen Pelletier as executive vice president and head of U.S. Businesses, reporting to Chairman and CEO Charles Lowrey, effective December 1. Pelletier will retire following an extraordinary 27-year career with the company, in which he led Group Insurance and Prudential Annuities, and founded Prudential’s international asset management businesses, now PGIM Global Partners.

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Prudential Financial’s five U.S. businesses are aligned under three groups oriented to the needs of specific customers. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Prudential Financial’s five U.S. businesses are aligned under three groups oriented to the needs of specific customers. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Today’s appointments accelerate the momentum that the existing U.S. leadership team has created over the past several years. Andy and his executive team will continue to bring a broader set of financial wellness solutions to more people in new ways,” said Lowrey. “Our conviction in this strategy, and the significant opportunity it represents for expanding our market reach, has never been stronger.”

The company also announced today three new appointments, effective December 1, strengthening its U.S. Businesses executive team:

  • Phil Waldeck , current president of Prudential Retirement and pioneer of Prudential’s Pension Risk Transfer business, will succeed Andy Sullivan as head of the Workplace Solutions Group.
  • Yanela Frias , current head of Investment and Pension Solutions within the Retirement business, which surpassed $100 billion in pension and longevity risk transfer sales under her leadership, will be elevated to president of Prudential Retirement. She will be succeeded by Scott Gaul, current senior vice president, Sales and Strategic Relationships, Prudential Retirement.
  • Dylan Tyson , current CEO of Prudential of Taiwan who, in a prior role, led the breakthrough General Motors pension risk buyout transaction for Prudential, will become president of Prudential Annuities. His successor will be named upon receiving regulatory approval.

Continuing in their current roles will be:

Kent Sluyter , current president of Prudential Annuities, will retire, following a distinguished 38-year career at Prudential, during which he has held various leadership positions, including president and CEO of Individual Life Insurance and Prudential Advisors.

Pelletier, 66, will remain in an advisory role until April 1, 2020.

Read an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Pelletier and Andrew Sullivan talking about the transition, our U.S. Businesses financial wellness strategy, the needs of the market and what we are doing to meet them.

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About Prudential Financial, Inc.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of June 30, 2019, 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

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