On September 21, 2020, Steve Cooney, formerly Senior Vice President of BMO Insurance, assumed the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Navy Mutual. Cooney is responsible for sales and marketing strategy and operations, which includes brand development, market research and analytics, distribution management, education services, and sales activation.

“I am excited to have Steve on board with us,” says Navy Mutual CEO retired Rear Admiral Brian E. Luther. “For over 140 years, Navy Mutual has been committed to serving members of the uniformed services and their families, and we cannot do that well without having a staff that is knowledgeable, caring, and ready to serve at all times. Steve will integrate flawlessly into our team with his knowledge of the industry and his commitment to providing excellent products and service. We are all happy to welcome him to his next chapter at Navy Mutual and look forward to watching both our marketing and sales departments continue to grow and thrive.”

Cooney comes to Navy Mutual with over 20 years of experience in life insurance, annuities, and business strategy. Most recently, he was responsible for designing, marketing, and distributing insurance and annuity products for BMO Insurance. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of Annuity Business Development and Innovation for Nationwide Insurance, where he launched an industry-leading fixed indexed annuity. An accomplished business strategist, he has also led strategy functions for Nationwide Financial and Sun Life Financial. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from York University in Toronto, a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada, and an MBA from RSM/Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

“It’s an honor to be at Navy Mutual. It’s inspiring to be part of a team so committed to those who serve and have served our country. Together, we will develop fresh ideas, insights, and solutions so that more Members are able to protect their loved ones now and well into the future,” says Cooney.

This year has been a year of change, for all of us – including the staff of Navy Mutual. Our new leadership team is committed to serving our Members and potential Members to the best of our abilities. We remain fully dedicated to our mission to serve those who serve their country with respect and competency and will continue to do so whether we are working remotely or on site as we have for the past 140 years.