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Stephanie Whalen is President of The Union Labor Life Insurance Company (Union Labor Life). Ms. Whalen leads the company’s life and health group, including underwriting, sales, claims, marketing and operations functions. Union Labor Life serves labor unions, Health and Welfare funds and union members by providing signature medical stop loss insurance and services as well as group life and supplemental insurance. Prior to her role as president, Ms. Whalen served as Vice President of Operations for seven years, responsible for the day-to-day life and health operations of Union Labor Life.
She began her career with Ullico in 1998 as a production assistant in the Direct Marketing division, and has held various other positions during her tenure with Union Labor Life. She has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, and is a member of a union family.
Ms. Whalen’s commitment to learning and personal growth is marked by her earning her bachelor’s degree and following with the completion of executive training at the Wharton Business School. She also holds several insurance industry designations including AMLI (Associate, Life Management Institute), AIRC (Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance), and ACS (Associate, Customer Service).
Active in her community, she has also received various awards over the years for her work with charities and nonprofits. Those awards include the Bikes for Tikes Volunteer Award in 2000, WJLA Toyota Working Woman of the Year Award in 2001 and the AOL/Unilever Chief Everything Officer Award in 2006.
A Washington, D.C. native, Ms. Whalen resides in Alexandria, Virginia and enjoys cheering for the Washington Nationals baseball team. She is a mother of three, military spouse, avid long-distance runner, and ongoing student of the insurance profession. She is actively engaged in preparing for her FLMI, and encourages others to grow, develop and perform in every aspect of their lives.