AXA Financial elects two new directors to Company Boards

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September 18, 2015

NEW YORK — AXA Financial, Inc. announced that Daniel G. Kaye and Kristi A. Matus have been elected to the Boards of Directors of AXA Financial, Inc., AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, and MONY Life Insurance Company of America. The elections were effective September 17, 2015. 

“Daniel and Kristi have an impressive combination of experience that includes many achievements inside and outside of the financial services industry,” said Mark Pearson, president and CEO of AXA Financial. “We are proud to welcome these outstanding individuals to our boards and look forward to their valuable insights and contributions." 

Daniel G. Kaye

Daniel Kaye is a career auditor, who spent 35 years with Ernst & Young LLP, from which he retired in 2012.  Throughout his time at Ernst & Young, where he was an audit partner for 25 years, he enjoyed a track record of increasing leadership and operational responsibilities, including serving as the New England Managing Partner and the Midwest Managing Partner of Assurance.  Most recently, Kaye served as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of HealthEast Care System from January 2013 to May 2014. 

Kaye is a member of the Board of Ferrellgas Partners L.P., where he serves on the Audit Committee and is Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. 

Kaye completed his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow.  He has previously served as a member of the Board of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of Northern New England, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. 

Kristi A. Matus

Kristi Matus currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at athenahealth, Inc., a provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems, a position she’s held since July 2014.  In addition to all finance, risk management, compliance, and audit functions, she is responsible for investor relations, human capital management, real estate, and internally facing information technology. 

Before joining athenahealth, Matus served as Executive Vice President of Government Services at Aetna, Inc. from February 2012 to July 2013.  Prior to Aetna, she held several senior leadership roles at United Services Automobile Association (USAA), including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012.  Matus also served as President of USAA’s life insurance and investment management companies.  She began her career at the Aid Association for Lutherans where she held various financial and operational roles for more than a decade.  

Matus has been a member of the Board of Concordia Plan Services since January 2014. 

Matus graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, with a degree in applied mathematics.  She has previously served as a member of the Board of AAL Bank and Trust, Aetna Foundation, Inc., Heartgift San Antonio and The American Council of Life Insurers. 

About AXA Financial, Inc.

AXA Financial is one of the premier organizations in financial protection strategies and wealth management. Affiliated companies include AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, AXA Advisors, LLC,AllianceBernstein, L.P., AXA Distributors, LLC and MONY Life Insurance Company of America. AXA Financial is a part of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management.  “AXA Group” refers to AXA, a French holding company for an international group of insurance and financial services companies together with its direct and indirect consolidated subsidiaries. For more information, visit

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