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Jomil Guerrero, Chief Diversity Officer, New York Life

Jomil Guerrero is New York Life’s Chief Diversity  Officer, responsible for building on the company’s  strong diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I)  foundation and continuing to embed a diverse and  inclusive culture into New York Life’s talent practices,  business strategy, and community engagement.  

Most recently, Ms. Guerrero served as Chief  Operating Officer of IndexIQ, a New York Life  Investments boutique. She joined New York Life in  2011 as Director of Finance for both New York Life  Investment Management (NYLIM) and NYL  Investors. Since then, she has held positions of  increasing responsibility, including Managing  Director, head of Global Marketing Operations for  NYLIM. 

Prior to New York Life, Ms. Guerrero was U.S.  Controller for the Riverside Company and Controller  at Muirfield Capital Management, both investment  firms. She graduated from the University of Central  Florida with a BS in accounting. Ms. Guerrero has been a dynamic and passionate  driver of DE&I efforts both within and outside New  York Life. She served as a co-lead of the company’s Social Justice Working Group advising the Social  Justice Steering Committee established in 2020. The  Group’s recommendations included evolving New  York Life’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion to become  the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center for  Awareness and Advocacy (DE&I Center), which  focuses on continuing inclusion and engagement  initiatives while expanding professional development  with a goal of personal growth and career mobility for  diverse employees. 

In addition, Ms. Guerrero is an Advisory Board  Member of New York Life’s Latinos for Excellence,  Advancement & Development (LEAD) Employee  Resource Group (ERG). She previously served as a  Co-Chair of ENABLE, the company’s ERG dedicated  to raising disability-focused awareness. She also recently became a Board member of  the Reasons to Smile Foundation Inc., a non-profit  dedicated to helping people with intellectual and  developmental disabilities reach their potential within  the workforce and community. For her work in  advancing DE&I, Ms. Guerrero was included  in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s inaugural list of  Latino Leaders Worth Watching in 2021.