John Sawyer is Senior Vice President, Life and Annuity Executive of Protective Life Corporation. He joined Protective Life as Annuity Divisional Sales Director in 1992. In his role, Mr. Sawyer is responsible for the company's life insurance and annuity distribution, including sales, marketing, sales support, account management and product strategy.
He began his financial career with the Mutual Benefits Companies of Newark, New Jersey in 1989, where he specialized in employee benefits and executive compensation. He also served as Regional Sales Director for United Liberty Life in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. Sawyer serves as Chairman for the Membership Committee of the Insured Retirement Institute. He is a member of the LIMRA Strategic Marketing Issues Committee and the LIMRA Distribution Roundtable, a member of the ACLI Distribution Committee, a member of the AALU Issues Alliance, Director of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and a member of the McNicholas High School Endowment Committee.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and two children.