Emily Viner

Title: Vice President
Company: The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Traveling From: New York, New York

Financial Services Distribution Executive with a purpose & passion for securing the future of advisor distribution, transforming workplace culture & leaving a legacy of gender balanced leadership. 

Emily is responsible for the growth, development and retention of Guardian’s Leadership Bench, in addition to heading Guardian’s strategy to create gender, ethnic & generational diversity in its advisor ranks nationally.  

Most recently Viner has built an industry leading Leadership Development Program & two year Rotational Leadership Program delivering bottom line results, including, a 100% increase in number of Managing Directors, a 100% increase in number of recruits from Managing Directors and the movement of 28 individuals to first line leadership or bench readiness.

Viner created Guardian’s strategy to attract, develop and advance women in distribution leading to a 71% increase in the number of women in agency leadership.  Viner believes strongly that female leadership is needed to turn the tide on increasing the number of women coming into the career as advisors.

In 2008 Emily received Guardian’s Field Service Award presented by the Field Advisory Board, comprised of Guardian General Agents.  In 2009 she was honored by the national organization, Women in Insurance & Financial Services as Woman of the Year.  In 2015 she was honored by GAMA, a national industry association, with the Cy Pick Award for her contributions to the industry. In 2018 Emily received the inaugural Industry Visionary award from GAMA for impact and advocacy for women in financial services. 

Emily has been married to Drew for 32 years and they have 2 daughters, Molly 26 is a DVM, currently teaching at the VetMed School at University of Wisconsin and Abbie 25, currently working at Columbia University in Manhattan.