President, Prudential Group Insurance, Prudential Financial (Festival Underwriter)
Jamie Kalamarides is president of Prudential Group Insurance, a business unit of Prudential Financial. Previously, he was head of Full Service Solutions and CEO of Prudential Bank & Trust, FSB, businesses within Prudential Retirement. Kalamarides writes and speaks on employers’ role in supporting employee financial wellness, the connection between work and wealth, expanding retirement coverage for underserved workers, and providing effective lifetime income solutions for all. He’s been a voice in publications including Institutional Investor, Pensions & Investments, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and NBC News and speaks at AARP, Aspen Institute, and US Chamber of Commerce forums. Kalamarides is a director for Prosperity Now, a nonprofit that creates economic opportunity to alleviate poverty.
Big IdeaWhen employees bring stress to work, they’re unproductive, they’re more absent, they go out on disability more. We have a less productive workforce. We have a less engaged workforce. We have a less loyal workforce. Even if you’re not altruistic, we can convince employers to get into this game…to get a better outcome for the shareholders.Jamie Kalamarides