Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Phillip J. Gass Chairman

Mr. Gass is a co-founder of Nassau Re, Phoenix’s parent company, and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix. Previously, he was Chairman and a Director of Fidelity & Guaranty Life, and Managing Director of HRG Group, Inc., responsible for HRG and its affiliates’ investments in financial services. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of GE Capital.

Leanne M. Bell

Ms. Bell is an advisor to start-up companies. Previously, she served as Managing Director of Bernhard Energy, a Director of Front Street Re, Chief Financial Officer of Onyx Renewables, Chief Financial Officer of Synergy Renewables, Managing Director of Tiger Infrastructure Partners, Managing Director of Lehman Brothers and Managing Director of General Electric Company.

Kostas Cheliotis

Mr. Cheliotis is a co-founder of Nassau Re, Phoenix’s parent company, and serves as its General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer and a Director. He is also General Counsel of Phoenix. Previously, he was a Director of Fidelity & Guaranty Life, serving as Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of HRG Group, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Associate in the M&A Group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.

Kevin J. Gregson

Mr. Gregson is Americas Leader-Insurance Industry for Willis Towers Watson. Previously, he was a Managing Director in Business Consulting for Alvarez and Marsal, a Founder and President of Bridge Point, LLC, a Bermuda-based advisory services, insurance and reinsurance firm, and a Managing Partner with Ernst & Young.

Leland C. Launer Jr.

Mr. Launer is a Senior Advisor for Nassau Re, Phoenix’s parent company, and previously served as Managing Director and as President of Constitution Life, another Nassau Re subsidiary. Prior to joining Nassau Re, he was Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity & Guaranty Life, Chief Investment Officer of Lennox Reinsurance and Bridgepointe Reinsurance. He held several leadership positions during a 28-year career at MetLife, including Chief Investment Officer and President of Institutional Business.

Thomas A. Williams

Mr. Williams is the Chief Financial Officer of Nassau Re, Phoenix's parent company. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HRG Group, Inc. and served as a Director of Fidelity & Guaranty Life and Front Street Re. Prior to joining HRG, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of RDA Holding Co., the parent of Reader's Digest, after serving as RDA's Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career, he held a progression of senior financial and officer positions at Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. and AT&T, Inc.