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Maria R. Morris

Former Executive Vice President
Global Employee Benefits
MetLife, Inc.
Maria R. Morris, age 55, served on MetLife’s Executive Group for almost a decade (retired September 2017), holding numerous senior leadership positions throughout her 33-year career. From 2011 through her retirement, Ms. Morris was Executive Vice President, MetLife, Inc. and led the Company’s Global Employee Benefits (GEB) business. In her role leading MetLife’s GEB business since 2012, Ms. Morris was responsible for expanding MetLife’s employee benefits business in more than 40 countries, broadening relationships and fueling growth across the globe via local solutions and partnerships with multinational corporations, as well as through distribution relationships with financial institutions. She also served as the interim Head of MetLife’s U.S. Business from January 2016 to June 2017. In her interim role as Head of the U.S. Business, Ms. Morris was responsible for approximately 60% of MetLife’s operating earnings, post separation of its retail business. She served as MetLife’s Interim Chief Marketing Officer in 2014, where she continued to strengthen MetLife’s brand across the globe. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Morris led Global Technology and Operations, where she managed a $1.6 billion IT portfolio and a $2.5 billion procurement and real estate budget. She also oversaw the integration of MetLife’s $16.4 billion acquisition of American Life Insurance Company (Alico). In addition to her executive roles, Ms. Morris has served on the boards of MetLife Property and Casualty Insurance Company, the MetLife Foundation, the American Council of Life Insurers and various New York based nonprofits. As of January 1, 2018, Ms. Morris joined the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo & Company and is a member of the Risk Committee, Risk Technology Sub Committee and the Human Resources Committee.

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