Cathy Liston has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Disability for Prudential Group Insurance, a business of Prudential Financial, Inc (NYSE:PRU). In this role she is responsible for all disability claims and absence management, including related support functions. Liston joins Prudential Group Insurance with over 25 years of disability claims industry experience, having served in a variety of disability and leave management leadership roles.
“We’re thrilled to have Cathy join our Disability team,” said Andrew Sullivan, senior vice president of Disability and Small Market Business, Prudential Group Insurance. “Her deep disability industry knowledge and leadership experience will be tremendous assets to our team.”
Prior to Prudential Group Insurance, Liston served as vice president of disability and leave management at Aetna. In this role, she led a team of 1,200 associates with national responsibility for Aetna's disability and absence management operations, as well as functional accountability for claims, sales support, customer loyalty, and information technology. Previously, during a twenty-year tenure with UNUM, Liston held roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in her role as vice president of disability benefits, with nation-wide responsibility for multiple disability functions. Liston earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mathematics and Spanish from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Prudential Group Insurance manufactures and distributes a full range of group life, long-term and short-term disability, and corporate and trust-owned life insurance in the U.S. to institutional clients primarily for use in connection with employee and membership benefits plans. The business also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages and provides plan administrative services in connection with its insurance coverages.
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