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"Be brave to share your thoughts."

Dena S. Ashlock is senior vice president, chief actuary and chief risk officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. She guides the company’s product pricing strategies and actuarial aspects of financial reporting. She had previously served as corporate actuary since 2009.

Ms. Ashlock joined Symetra in 1998 as an actuarial student in the Retirement Division before moving into the Finance Department. She was named assistant vice president in 2008, vice president in 2010, and was promoted to senior vice president in 2018.

She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in math.

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