RETIRED FORTUNE 100 PRESIDENT AND AUTHOR
Fred Sievert started his career as a teacher, later entered the insurance business and retired in 2007 as President of New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 corporation.
During his reign as president, New York Life first achieved a number one market share ranking in the sale of Life Insurance in the United States and repeated that distinction for seven years.
Fred has held numerous leadership positions in industry-related associations and organizations. He is a past chairman of the Life Insurance Council of New York (LICONY), The American College of Financial Services, and The Actuarial Foundation.
He received the highest honor bestowed upon industry leaders by the American College (The Solomon Heubner Gold Medal Award) in 2008 and was named a “Legend of the Industry” in 2012; a joint award bestowed by the American Council of Life Insurance and The Actuarial Foundation. In December of 2013, Fred received the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Million Dollar Roundtable of New York.
Following his retirement, Fred attended Yale Divinity School and was awarded a master’s degree in religion in May of 2011. He has taught business school courses on strategy and leadership and has done over 30 guest lectures on the same topics. He serves on the boards of three non-profit organizations and two for-profit corporations.
In 2014 Fred published his first book on his many personal encounters with God titled: God Revealed: Revisit Your Past to Enrich Your Future. In 2018, he published his second book containing stories of people he’s known who were in crisis and only found comfort and relief through their faith. The second book is titled: Grace Revealed: Finding God’s Strength in Any Crisis.
In 2021, he has published his third book titled, Fast-Starting a Career of Consequence: Practical Christ-Centered Advice for Entering or Re-entering the Workforce. All of his books are available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and on many other retail websites. Fred has been interviewed on numerous radio and TV shows since publishing the books.
In addition to remaining active throughout his career in industry activities, Fred has also regularly participated in civic and volunteer activities in his local community and church.
Fred earned a B.A. from Amherst College, an M.A. from Wayne State University, and a M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School. He and his wife, Sue, have five grown children and five grandchildren.