Thomas Harris

Executive Vice President, Distribution and Chairman, Hornor, Townsend, & Kent, Inc. (HTK)
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Thomas Harris

Tom Harris, a member of Penn Mutual’s Executive Team, is the executive vice president, Distribution and chairman, Hornor, Townsend, & Kent, Inc. (HTK), a wholly owned broker/dealer subsidiary of Penn Mutual. In this role, he is responsible for profitably growing Penn Mutual’s life and annuity businesses through strong relationships with our career agents as well as independent producers, who value a direct relationship with the carriers they represent. Tom blogs about the changes and challenges facing today’s financial professionals and the clients they serve.

Tom’s career spans more than 29 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 producers. He joined Prudential Select Brokerage in 2002 as vice president, Independent Producer Distribution. In 2004, Tom became senior vice president, responsible for Prudential Select Brokerage, where he grew Prudential’s share of life business written through Brokerage General Agents.

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, NAIFA, chair of the ACLI Distribution Committee, co-chair of the ACLI Producer Licensing Task Force, trustee for The American College, and former chair of the LIMRA Brokerage Committee.

Stories by Thomas Harris

Kicking Off The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship

By Thomas Harris | November 4, 2014

The other day, we had rugby teams from Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania and Saint Joseph’s University put on a “Rugby 101” demonstration for our home office associates.

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.