Andrew J. McMahon ’89, P’19,’13

Alumni Professional Achievement Award
Chief Executive Officer and President, Guardian Life Insurance

As Chief Executive Officer and President of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), Andrew McMahon leads more than 9,000 colleagues in service of 29 million members. Under McMahon’s leadership, Guardian is building on a 160-year-old tradition of putting the needs of consumers first while finding new ways to help them achieve physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

With three decades of insurance industry experience, he has led strategic transformation initiatives at AXA, General Electric, and as a partner at McKinsey. While at AXA US, he guided several major business segments before being named president and board director. Before joining Guardian in 2017, he invested, launched, and advised several InsurTech companies, and was granted a patent for an approach using artificial intelligence for financial risk assessment. He currently serves on the boards of the American Council of Life Insurers, the Partnership for New York City, and the New York State Insurance Advisory Board.

McMahon, a computer science major, also served as a Fairfield Board of Trustees member for 12 years and continues serving as a member of the Investment subcommittee. He and his wife, Jennifer (Janczewski) McMahon ’89, have watched proudly as the Jesuit tradition of education has continued with their three sons: Alexander ’19, Andrew ’13, and Ryan, a graduate of Boston College.