Foresters New

On behalf of ForestersTM Board of Directors and its Talent Management Committee, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony (Tony) Garcia as Foresters new President and Chief Executive Officer. Tony assumes the role on May 1, with George Mohacsi providing his full support to ensure a seamless transition until his official retirement on June 30.


Tony brings over 26 years of experience in the US life and annuity industry, most recently as President of Western and Southern Agency Group in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to that, he was President & Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company, a member-driven organization renowned for its high financial ratings and exceptional customer service. His financial services industry experience also includes executive positions at Allstate, HSBC and the HealthMarkets life and health subsidiaries.


The Board’s selection of Tony concludes a comprehensive search process which encompassed both Canada and the United States. Along with proven success in driving profitable growth and leading transformational change, Tony possesses strong visionary and people leadership expertise combined with a level of passion, relationship building and communications skills that will all be critical to Foresters success over the next era.


Tony and his wife, Donna, and their three boys will be relocating to Toronto and look forward to making Canada their home and becoming active and contributing members of our community. Values-based and principle driven, Tony has strong alignment to Foresters unique mission and purpose, and looks forward to working with employees, members and distribution partners across Foresters. To that end, an extensive on-boarding program of internal and external meetings has been developed to assist him as he begins his tenure as Foresters new leader. Please join me in welcoming Tony to Foresters.


Dick Freeborough

Chair, Foresters Board of Directors


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