AXA promotes Kathryn Ferrero to Chief Marketing Officer

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January 4, 2017

NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, has promoted Kathryn Ferrero to Chief Marketing Officer for AXA in the US. She will report to Brian Winikoff, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of US Life, Retirement and Wealth Management for AXA US. Most recently, Ferrero served as managing director and chief operating officer of the Retirement Plan Services business, and led direct-to-consumer distribution across all AXA US commercial business lines.

“Kathryn’s leadership and wealth of experience within our organization and in the realm of financial services will be a great asset as we continue to develop our marketing strategy,” said Mark Pearson, Chairman and CEO of AXA US. “In addition, her track record of success in client-focused initiatives throughout her career will help to build on AXA’s key goal of enhancing and improving the customer experience.“

Since joining AXA in 2004, Kathryn held several management positions in product, strategy, sales and training.

She serves as an active member of AXA’s chapter of Women’s Bond Club of New York and as the executive sponsor of AXA FIT, the company’s health and wellness employee group.

Kathryn is a graduate of Villanova University, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and pre-medicine.

About AXA

“AXA” is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC).

AXA S.A. (also referred to as “AXA Group”) is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 64 countries as of Dec. 31, 2015. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for eight consecutive years as of Oct. 5, 2016.

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