Position: President, Individual Life Insurance

Salene Hitchcock-Gear is president of Prudential Individual Life Insurance, which includes Prudential Advisors. Prudential’s Individual Life Insurance business focuses on offering competitive solutions to meet the needs of consumers through the manufacturing and distribution of a diverse portfolio of life insurance products. Individual Life Insurance and Prudential Advisors are business units of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). 

Prior to her current role as president of Prudential Individual Life Insurance, Hitchcock-Gear was president of Prudential Advisors, which is Prudential’s national sales organization comprising more than 3,000 financial professionals, advisors and fee-based financial planners who offer clients a broad range of financial solutions.

Hitchcock-Gear currently represents Prudential as a director on the Women Presidents’ Organization Advisory Board, and also serves as a director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and as a member of the New York State Bar Association.

A 30-year insurance company veteran, Hitchcock-Gear joined Prudential as chief operating officer of Prudential Advisors, and previously served as president and CEO of Ameritas Investment Corp. and president and CEO of Acacia Life Insurance Company.

Hitchcock-Gear has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law, as well as FINRA Series 7 and 24 securities licenses.