Deanna Mulligan

MPW 2017—Deanna Mulligan
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/05/17: Guardian Insurance CEO Deanna Mulligan. NYC first lady Chirlane McCray joined business, civic & fashion leaders for a press conference in the Time Warner center dedicated to outlining strategies for greater & more productive youth employment. (Photo by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
  • Title
    President and CEO
  • Affiliation
    Guardian Life Insurance
  • Age

It’s been quite the run for Mulligan, who returns to this list after a three-year hiatus. Not only has the CEO increased the number of Guardian customers by 400% since 2012—from 5 million to 25 million—but she also managed to achieve record revenue of $12.9 billion in 2016 and expand to India and Canada over the past two years. Her influence is growing beyond the insurance world as well: She joined fellow CEOs in meetings with the White House to discuss infrastructure, workforce development, and tax reform.

Personal Information

Previous Rank-

Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)12,919
Profits ($M)2,639
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)-