Catherine A. Rein serves on the board of directors of The Bank of New York Mellon, First Energy Corp., and is director emeritus of Corning, Inc. Ms. Rein also chairs the MetLife Foundation. She has retired as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of MetLife, Inc. As Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Rein oversaw more than 7,000 employees that make up MetLife’s human resources, information technology, corporate ethics and compliance, audit, corporate communications, advertising and brand management, corporate security, corporate real estate, corporate procurement and call center functions.
Since being named CAO, Ms. Rein’s organization supported a number of enterprise-wide initiatives at MetLife, including the company’s recent acquisition and integration of Travelers Life & Annuity. In addition, under Ms. Rein’s leadership, MetLife successfully launched a new consumer advertising campaign, expanded its infrastructure in order to support the company’s international expansion, and implemented real estate strategies for MetLife offices around the world.
From 1999 through 2004, Ms. Rein was President and Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Auto & Home. During her tenure, she oversaw MetLife’s acquisition and integration of the personal insurance operations of the St. Paul Companies.
Ms. Rein was also a Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the MetLife business services group and a Senior Vice President in charge of various MetLife staff functions, including human resources, information technology, facilities and services, public affairs and government relations, planning, and mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining MetLife, she served as Vice President and General Counsel for The Continental Group, Inc. Prior to that, she was associated with the New York City law firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood.
Ms. Rein received a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from New York University. She is a member of the board of trustees of New York University Law Center Foundation.