Eileen McDonnell has a distinguished career of more than 20 years in the financial services industry. She joined Penn Mutual as executive vice president and chief marketing officer in 2008 and serves as chairperson of the board of Horner Townsend & Kent, Inc., the company’s wholly owned broker-dealer subsidiary.
Prior to joining Penn Mutual, McDonnell founded ExecMPower, an executive coaching and strategic planning consultancy for business leaders and their teams. She was a member of the Master of Science in Management faculty at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, where she held the newly endowed chair for Women and Financial Services.
McDonnell also served as the first female president in the 168-year history of New England Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife. Prior to joining New England Financial, she was senior vice president of the Guardian Life insurance Company.
McDonnell graduated from Molloy College, where she later served as a member of the Board of Trustees. She earned an MBA in finance and investments from Adelphi University.
An active industry participant, McDonnell has served on the board of the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA) and served as a monthly columnist for ProducersWeb.com, an online resource for financial services professionals.