Betsy Ward has been named chief actuary for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. This is an expansion of her role as chief enterprise risk officer. Ward is succeeding Isadore Jermyn, who is retiring after 34 year with the insurer and more than a decade spent as chief actuary.

"Managing risk is critical to our success and by bringing together our actuarial and risk functions, we are strengthening our ability to help more people secure their future and protect the ones they love," said Roger Crandall, chairman, president and CEO of MassMutual. "Betsy's strong leadership and unwavering dedication to fostering our superior risk and actuarial practices, which are core to our ongoing strength and growth, will benefit this – and future – generations of policyowners and customers.

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