Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts

Prudential business leaders available for interviews for journalists seeking industry-specific information.  
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Quincy Krosby, a market strategist for Prudential Financial, can provide perspective on the financial markets and the economy. She can tackle issues ranging from consumer confidence to the impact of geopolitical events on the economy. Want to talk to Quincy? Email David Artuso or call 973.802.6408.

Steven Marenakos

Steven Marenakos, vice president, Operations and Systems, Prudential Annuities, can offer insight on the role of technology in supporting the delivery of today's annuities products. Want to talk to Steve? Email Lisa Bennett or call 973.802.2894.

Business Ethics and Compliance
  Lee Augsburger, Lee Augsburger, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, can discuss Prudential's ethical standards, its commitment to doing business the right way and how the company's culture of integrity and trust landed it on Ethisphere Institute's list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Want to talk to Lee?  Email Laura Burke or call 973.802.9489.

Commercial Mortgages
David Durning  David Durning, CEO of Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, can speak to global real estate finance trends and opportunities in the commercial real estate debt markets.  Want to talk to David? Email John Chartier or call 973.802.9829.
Marcia Diaz  Marcia Diaz, head of originations at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, can discuss commercial mortgage loans covering all major capital sources and property types. She can also provide insight into the changes in the commercial real estate arena and the impact those changes have on the lending landscape. Want to talk to Marcia? Email John Chartier or call 973.802.9829.

 Corporate Social Responsibility
Lata Reddy Lata Reddy, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, and president of The Prudential Foundation, can discuss the importance of corporate social responsibility and how Prudential improves communities by investing financial resources, business expertise and employee skills in programs that increase human potential and individuals' self-sufficiency. Follow her on Twitter @LataReddy. Want to talk to Lata? Email Harold Banks or call 973.802.8974.
Photo: Shane Harris Shané Harris, vice president of Corporate Giving and executive director of The Prudential Foundation, can talk about foundation program strategy and the management of an effective corporate giving program. Want to talk to Shané? Email Harold Banks or call 973.802.8974.
Photo: Spring Lacy Spring Lacy, vice president of Corporate & Community Engagement, can discuss strategic leadership and oversight in the execution of domestic and global employee and corporate engagement activities. Want to talk to Spring? Email Harold Banks or call 973.802.8974.
Ommeed Sathe  Ommeed Sathe, vice president, Impact Investments, can talk about how entrepreneurs around the world are developing market-based solutions to some of the most challenging social and environmental problems. Want to talk to Ommeed? Email Harold Banks or call 973.802.8974.


Michele C. Green 

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, is vice president and chief diversity officer. In this role, she is responsible for leading and directing all diversity initiatives for Prudential and for ensuring ongoing compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity/affirmative action laws. Michele can speak about the importance of diversity and inclusion as key components for successful businesses in today's global marketplace. Want to talk to Michele? Email Alicia Alston or call 973.802.4446.



Beth Canning, manager of Supplier Diversity in Prudential's Corporate Purchasing Department, is a strong advocate for inclusion of diverse suppliers within the supply chain. She can discuss the management of corporate supplier diversity initiatives to ensure meaningful opportunities for diverse suppliers to compete for business. Want to talk to Beth? Email Harold Banks or call 973.802.8974.

Economic Trends/Asset Allocation

Ed Keon, managing director and portfolio manager at QMA, can discuss asset allocation strategies and how the right mix of assets in a portfolio can lead to healthy returns. He can also tackle questions on global markets across asset classes and global economic trends. Want to talk to Ed? Email Judi Flynn or call 973.802.9939.
Ed Campbell, Ed Campbell, a portfolio manager at QMA, can tell you how asset allocation strategies fit into investors’ portfolios. He can also speak about global macroeconomic conditions and how they affect different investment classes, such as stocks, bonds or real estate. Want to talk to Ed? Email Judi Flynn or call 973.802.9939.
Steve Brundage, managing director and product specialist at QMA, can offer commentary around the best ways to diversify a portfolio and what goes into developing asset allocation products. He can discuss different asset allocation strategies and how they best fit into a portfolio. Want to talk to Steve? Email Judi Flynn or call 973.802.9939.
Jeremy Stempien, vice president and product specialist at QMA, can address target date fund questions and trends. He can tackle topics such as asset allocation, fund strategy and the growth of the target date fund marketplace. Want to talk to Jeremy? Email Judi Flynn or call 973.802.9939.
Rodolfo Martell, managing director and portfolio manager and strategist at QMA, can discuss investing trends in international markets. He can tell you how one country’s policy decisions and markets, such as China’s, can have an impact on the global markets. Want to talk to Rodolfo?  Email Judi Flynn or call 973.802.9939.

 Fixed Income

James Sullivan  James Sullivan, executive chairman of Prudential Fixed Income and head of the Global Institutional Relationship Group for PGIM, can discuss trends in public fixed income, portfolio management and risk management. Want to talk to James? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Mike Lillard, chief investment officer and head of Prudential Fixed Income, can speak to trends and opportunities within the global economy, with special attention to public fixed income investing. He can discuss Prudential Fixed Income’s general investment strategies and positions. Want to talk to Mike? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Arvind Rajan  Arvind Rajan, head of Global and Macro for Prudential Fixed Income, can discuss emerging markets, global interest rates and the macroeconomic environment on the whole. He can also address the need to integrate research directly into the investment process. Want to talk to Arvind? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Mike Collins  Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist and head of global bonds for Prudential Fixed Income, can tackle a range of topics including the U.S. economy, Fed policy and global interest rates. He can discuss strategies around U.S. Treasuries and TIPs. Want to talk to Robert about the implications of the Fed’s policy changes? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Jurgen Odenius  rgen Odenius, chief economist and head of global macroeconomic research at Prudential Fixed Income, can address the divergence of economic policies across the globe. He can discuss the global macroeconomic outlook and how investors can generate alpha through investing in rates, FX and sovereign credit markets. Want to talk to Jürgen? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Mike Collins
Mike Collins, a senior investment officer with Prudential Fixed Income responsible for multi-sector fixed income strategies including core plus and absolute return, can discuss broad market commentary, especially focused on credit markets. Want to talk to Mike? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Greg Peters  Greg Peters, a senior investment officer with Prudential Fixed Income responsible for multi-sector fixed income strategies including core, long government/credit, core plus, and absolute return, can speak to broad market themes and opportunities, in addition to trends seen by his team at Prudential Fixed Income. Want to talk to Greg? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Steve Kellner  Steve Kellner, head of credit portfolio management at Prudential Fixed Income, with oversight of all credit portfolio management and trading, as well as managing the strategies for U.S., European and global investment grade corporate bonds, can address the current environment for corporate bonds and what to expect in the sector moving forward. Want to talk to Steve? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
David Bessey  David Bessey, head of Prudential Fixed Income’s Emerging Markets Debt Team, can tackle topics around strategies for investing in emerging markets sovereign and corporate debt, as well as emerging markets FX. Want to talk to David? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Cathy Hepworth  Cathy Hepworth, strategist and senior portfolio manager responsible for Prudential Fixed Income’s emerging markets team, can discuss themes and opportunities in emerging markets and offer commentary on the risks associated with investing in these markets. Want to talk to Cathy? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Rob Cignarella  Rob Cignarella, co-head of Prudential Fixed Income's Global Leveraged Finance Team, can discuss the U.S. and European high-yield bond markets, as well as investing in the bank loan sector. Want to talk to Rob? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.
Gary Knapp  Gary Knapp, head of liability-driven strategies at Prudential Fixed Income, can give insights into liability-driven and long-duration investing. He can offer commentary related to the benefits and risks of this investment approach. Want to talk to Gary? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.

Global Economy/Markets        

Photo: John Praveen


John Praveen, chief investment strategist, Prudential International Investments Advisers, is the author of International Investments’ global outlook reports. He can tackle questions such as why the U.S. market reacts to events in other markets such as India, China, Europe and Japan, and how all global markets are linked together. Want to talk to John? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.

Group Insurance 

James Gemus

James Gemus, senior vice president, Distribution & Product Management, Prudential Group Insurance, can speak about the current sales and distribution environment and the trends surrounding group products including life, disability, voluntary and PruBenefit Funding (non-qualified benefits). James can also speak about larger trends impacting the group insurance marketplace, including the behavioral attitudes of employers and their employees and initiatives that seek to promote, ensure and foster the concept of comprehensive financial wellness. Want to talk to James? Email Sheila Bridgeforth or call 973.802.6852.

Terrie Sorensen, vice president, Disability Product Management, Prudential Group Insurance, can address trends employers face when implementing the FMLA and absence management programs. She can comment on managing the complexities and interaction of federal and state leave laws, determining whether unscheduled leave is a predicator for disability leave, and integrating leave and disability management practices. Want to talk to Terrie? Email Sheila Bridgeforth or call 973.802.6852.
Photo: Kristin Tugman Kristin Tugman, vice president, Health and Productivity Analytics, can share insights on consultative solutions relative to disability, health and productivity programs. She can also address trends in workforce productivity, absence management and return to work programs, particularly as employers grapple with changing demographics, an aging workforce and regulatory issues. Want to talk to Kristin? Email Sheila Bridgeforth or call 973.802.6852.

Health and Wellness 

K. Andrew Crighton, M.D.

K. Andrew Crighton, M.D., Prudential's chief medical officer, can address best practices in health and wellness, including how corporate wellness programs can enhance productivity. He can also discuss the vital link between health and work-life effectiveness and how to minimize work function limitations related to a disability or impairment. Want to talk to Dr. Crighton? Email Peter Price or call 973.802.6847.



Human Resources  

Andy Gregg


Andy Gregg, vice president, employee benefits for Prudential, can speak to a number of topics related to the design and administration of employee health and welfare programs, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, as well as legal and compliance requirements for certain benefit programs. Want to speak with Andy? Email Peter Price or call 973.802.6847.



 Individual Life Insurance

Caroline Feeney

Caroline Feeney, president Prudential Advisors, is responsible for the company's career distribution system for insurance and investment products. Caroline can discuss Prudential Advisor's new and innovative approach to building and retaining a sales force that's based on quality vs. quantity. She can also share what clients at various income and life stages are seeking today and how financial professionals are addressing those needs. Want to talk to Caroline? Email Sheila Bridgeforth or call 973.802.6852.

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Brett Berg

Brett Berg, vice president, Advanced Marketing, Prudential Individual Life Insurance, can explain the impact of tax laws on a financial advisor's practice and how life insurance can help solve business and estate planning issues. Want to talk to Brett? Email Sheila Bridgeforth or call 973.802.6852.


Investments/Mutual Funds  

Scott Benjamin

Scott Benjamin, vice president and head of marketing and product development, Prudential Mutual Funds and Separate Accounts, can address issues surrounding the support and servicing of advisor-sold investment products and overall trends in the mutual fund industry. Want to talk to Scott? Email Mayura Hooper or call 973.367.7930.

Multicultural Marketing
Mammen Verghis  Mammen Verghis, vice president, Multicultural Marketing, can speak to Total Market strategies and the role of reaching diverse markets, including women, Hispanic, Asian and African Americans, and LGBT, as a driver of business growth. Want to talk to Mammen? Email Alicia Alston or call 973.802.4446.
Dorinda Walker, vice president, Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives, can speak about reaching and engaging diverse consumers using total market strategies and leveraging community-based partnerships. Follow her on Twitter @DorindaWalker. Want to talk to Dorinda?  Email Alicia Alston or call 973.802.4446.

Office of Veterans Initiatives
Chuck Sevola, vice president, Global Business & Technology Solutions and head of Prudential's Office of Veterans Initiatives, can discuss Prudential's longstanding commitment to U.S. military veterans and active service members. Chuck can provide insight into the programs Prudential has in place to help military veterans transition to the corporate workplace and provide meaningful employment opportunities to military spouses. Want to talk to Chuck? Email Harold Banks or call 973.802.8974.

Real Estate
Eric Adler  Eric Adler, CEO of Prudential Real Estate Investors, can discuss current opportunities and trends in commercial real estate markets globally.  He can tackle topics ranging from equity investing in core U.S. markets to debt investing in European markets to sector-focused investing in Latin America and Asia Pacific. Want to talk to Eric? Email Brendan Duffy or call 973.802.5711.
Marc Halle  Marc Halle, global head and chief investment officer of real estate securities at Prudential Real Estate Investors, can offer insights on the public side of commercial real estate investing. He can discuss his approach to managing regional and global portfolios of REITs, and existing and developing trends within the sector. Want to talk to Marc? Email Brendan Duffy or call 973.802.5711.
Peter Hayes  Peter Hayes, global head of investment research at Prudential Real Estate Investors, can address topics such as the macroeconomic environment and opportunities for real estate investing in key markets around the globe. Want to talk to Peter? Email Brendan Duffy or call 973.802.5711.
Christine Marcks  Christine Marcks, president, Prudential Retirement, can discuss the future of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, pension risk transfer, emerging trends in product development, new issues facing plan sponsors as millions of young millennials enter the workforce and Boomers transition, the impact of legislation and regulatory decisions on retirement-plan management and new models to help savers on the path to a secure retirement. Want to talk to Christine? Email Josh Stoffregen or call 973-802-3996.  
Harry Dalessio Harry Dalessio, senior vice president, Sales & Strategic Relationships, Prudential Retirement, can discuss the trend of financial advisors further entering the plan advising business. He is also available to discuss the modern role of financial advisors, including their involvement in fiduciary oversight, plan design support, participant education and fee analysis. Harry can also address how advisors are growing into the institutional and qualified space through a retail background. Want to speak to Harry? Email Josh Stoffregen or call 973-802-3996.
Robert Fishbein 

Robert Fishbein, vice president and corporate counsel, Prudential Financial, is a tax attorney and frequent speaker and author on tax-wise retirement planning strategies, including maximizing retirement income through Social Security elections and tax diversification. Rob can speak to tax and retirement planning opportunities and the ever changing retirement planning landscape. Want to talk to Rob? Email Lisa Bennett or call 973.802.2894.

Jamie Kalamarides  Jamie Kalamarides, senior vice president, Full Service Solutions for Prudential Retirement, can discuss trends and issues shaping the U.S. retirement landscape, including multiple small employer plans, trends in DB, DC and executive benefits solutions and retirement plan design. He can also provide insight on the challenges that institutional plan sponsors and intermediaries are facing, the legislative and regulatory forces at play, and the product and service innovations that are driving change. Follow him on Twitter @Kalamarides.  Email Josh Stoffregen or call 973-802-3996.

  Srinivas Reddy

Srinivas Reddy, senior vice president, Full Service Investments for Prudential Retirement, can discuss target date funds, sub-advised platforms, plan design considerations including investment selection and monitoring, and the new era of institutional income solutions designed for workplace-sponsored retirement plans. He can also address how these and other innovative solutions can help plan sponsors drive better participant outcomes leading up to and through retirement. Email Josh Stoffregen or call 973-802-3996.

Phil Waldeck


Phil Waldeck, Phil Waldeck, senior vice president, Investment and Pension Solutions for Prudential Retirement, can discuss pension risk management concepts and market dynamics and solutions for employer defined benefit plans, including investment strategies, portfolio protected buy-in and buy-out strategies, and full risk transfer. He can also discuss structured settlement and payout annuity solutions, as well as stable value investment solutions.  Want to talk to Phil? Email Josh Stoffregen or call 973-802-3996.

 Marietta Cozzi

Marietta Cozzi, vice president, staffing, for Prudential is an expert in talent acquisition, recruitment practices, employment branding and strategic sourcing. She can offer insight on how to best recruit, assess and select key talent that creates a competitive advantage for an organization. Want to talk to Marietta? Email Alicia Alston or call 973.802.4446.
  Sekhar Ramaswamy, Prudential's chief talent officer, can speak to how an organization's talent mindset and its focus on people can drive transformational change. He is an expert on all aspects of talent management, including strategy development and implementation. Want to speak with Sekhar? Email Alicia Alston or call 973.802.4446.
Christina Schelling, vice president, Strategic Recruitment & Engagement, can speak to the value of defining a strategy for talent branding and engagement, as well as strategies to recruit top, diverse talent. Want to talk to Christina? Email Alicia Alston or call 973.802.4446.

Barbara Koster  Barbara Koster, Prudential's chief information officer, can discuss the use of information technology in global corporations, including the formulation of policies, establishment of standards and architectures, and the development of guidelines and management practices. Want to talk to Barbara? Email Yemi Rose or call 973.802.7641.
Thomas Doughty Thomas Doughty, corporate information security officer, is well versed on security risks, as well as the tools and technologies companies can employ to help mitigate those risks. He can discuss data protection and a how to maintain a secure computing environment for employees, customers and others. Want to talk to Tom? Email Yemi Rose or call 973.802.7641.

Work/Life Programs
Maureen Corcoran 

Maureen Corcoran, vice president, Health, Life and Inclusion, can address the need for programs that can help employees effectively manage their life and work responsibilities, including child care and adult care, adoption and foster-care benefits. She can also discuss how creative approaches to the way work gets done can help a company achieve its business objectives. Want to talk to Maureen? Email Peter Price or call 973.802.6847.


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