Thomas Harris

Executive Vice President, Chief Distribution Officer
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Tom Harris is Executive Vice President, Chief Distribution Officer, of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. Tom is responsible for profitably growing Penn Mutual’s life and annuity businesses through strong relationships with our financial professionals, who value a direct relationship with the carriers they represent.

Tom leads Penn Mutual’s two distribution channels, the Career Agency System and the Independence Financial Network. His additional responsibilities include Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. (HTK), a wholly owned broker-dealer subsidiary of Penn Mutual; Leap® Systems, an independent affiliate of Penn Mutual; Distribution Financials & Operations, and Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Communications.

Tom’s career spans more than 33 years in all facets of distribution leadership. Previously, as Senior Vice President, Prudential Select Brokerage, he was responsible for growing life insurance sales through independent financial professionals.

Tom is a graduate of Temple University, with a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. He is very active in the industry as a member of the AALU, ACLI, WIFS, and NAIFA. He is a trustee for The American College and a board member of The Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs at the American College.

Tom and his family reside in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Stories by Thomas Harris

Life Insurance and the Role it Plays in the American Economy

By Thomas Harris | September 16, 2014

You may or may not be excited to learn that September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month. At least, until you realize that the life insurance industry somehow touches or enriches the lives of roughly two out of every three Americans.