Member Spotlight: Jayne Anne Grigg
Current Employer: Genworth Financial, Inc.
My employee benefits career began with Life of Virginia after my graduation from William and Mary. I have been a part if several transitions with Life of Virginia, first as it evolved into a subsidiary of General Electric, and then as it spun off from General Electric to become Genworth Financial.
My first role with Life of Virginia was in the Investment Products Division, where I was responsible for the administration of guaranteed investment contracts issued to qualified retirement plans. That division expanded over the next several years to provide a wider range of investment products to sophisticated institutional investors. My role expanded to include a concentration in the legal and compliance aspects of investments and contract administration, which ultimately led me to my current position as a Senior Paralegal for Genworth's U.S. Life Insurance Business.
Through all of this evolution, my CEBS education and network of fellow benefits professionals has provided an exceptional foundation for my career.
Favorite Richmond restaurants
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Watercolor and pastel illustration and portraiture, photography, gardening, writing, traveling, working out, and spending time with my family and friends.
What got you into the benefits field?
My father was a medical doctor and also a leader of the Medicare Division of Traveler’s Insurance Company, and because of exposure to his careers, I have always had knowledge of and interest in health, wellness and employee benefits. I am fortunate to be part of a company whose vision is to help policyholders and their families secure their financial futures and navigate the financial challenges at some of life’s most critical moments.
How has the CEBS designation helped you?
My CEBS education has provided me with a strong educational background for all of my roles at Genworth, and has given me credibility and stature in the insurance and financial industries. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as our Chapter’s Secretary and Publicity Chairperson a few years ago, and that remains one of my most cherished professional experiences! Our CEBS chapter and its members are an outstanding group!