Paul J. Gennaro is senior vice president and chief communications officer for New York Life Insurance Company. Formerly, he was senior vice president, Brand and Corporate Communications, and chief brand and communications officer for Voya Financial (NYSE: VOYA), a leading health, wealth and investment company that provides products, solutions and technologies that enable a better financial future for its clients, customers and society.  Serving the needs of 14.7 million individual, workplace and institutional clients, Voya had $790 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2023.

Mr. Gennaro oversaw all internal and external communications, brand, advertising, research and consumer insights, and meetings and events for Voya.  He also served in a chief of staff capacity, managing governance of Voya’s Executive Committee and Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT), and was a member of the ELT.  Mr. Gennaro, a U.S. Navy veteran, served as an executive sponsor of the Voya Veterans Council.

Mr. Gennaro has held top global roles for 20 of his 36-year career, supporting multiple global rebrands as well as communications in support of more than 50 M&A-related transactions, an award-winning initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, multiple seamless CEO transitions and new business launches, and numerous business integrations.  Externally, he serves as vice chair on the board of directors for Disability:IN, a national nonprofit that helps the business community drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace, and as a trustee for the Institute for Public Relations.