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June 05, 2019

Symetra Names Anne-Marie Diouf SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced the appointment of Anne-Marie Diouf as senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective July 1, 2019. She will succeed Chris Katzmar Holmes, currently senior vice president, human resources and administration, who will be retiring from Symetra.
“I am excited to have Anne-Marie step into this new role and drive Symetra’s HR strategy forward as we strive to be an employer of choice in our Pacific Northwest headquarters, in the communities we serve, and across our industry,” said Margaret Meister, president and chief executive officer of Symetra Financial Corporation. “Anne-Marie and her teams are at the heart of how Symetra’s culture is evolving to meet the diverse needs of our current and future workforce. The talented people we attract and retain will fuel our growth and success for years to come.”
Under Ms. Diouf’s oversight, Symetra has successfully implemented several best-in-class programs, including a new career framework, continuous performance management and recognition, and inclusive health benefits. She heads the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and initiatives, and is a member of the Chief Operations Office, an interdisciplinary group of senior leaders responsible for enterprise-wide operational health, which includes differentiating Symetra by creating an engaged employee experience. In her new role, Ms. Diouf will also lead Symetra’s workplace services, business continuity and corporate security departments, in addition to her human resources responsibilities.
Ms. Diouf joined Symetra in 2000 as a human resources representative. She was promoted to vice president in 2010. Prior to Symetra, Ms. Diouf held HR roles in retail and manufacturing organizations. A Certified Human Resources Professional, she received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
About Symetra
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit

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