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Craig DeSanto is Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Operating Officer of New York Life.  He is responsible for a portfolio of strategic businesses that generates the majority of the Company's earnings, including: New York Life Investment Management; Retail Annuities; New York Life Direct; Group Membership Association; Small Business Solutions; Institutional Life Insurance; Institutional Annuities; Long-Term Care Insurance; and Seguros Monterrey New York Life, the Company’s insurance business in Mexico. In addition, he has oversight responsibility for New York Life Ventures, the Company’s corporate unit focused on venture investments and supporting enterprise-wide innovation. He was appointed to New York Life's Executive Management Committee in January 2017.

Mr. DeSanto joined New York Life in 1997 as an actuarial summer intern and has since held roles of increasing responsibility, including leading New York Life's Individual Life Insurance business, the Affluent Market growth initiative, and Eagle Strategies. He is a former Board Member of LL Global Inc.

Mr. DeSanto earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. 

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