James Mallon was named President, American General Life Companies and President, Life and Accident & Health of SunAmerica Financial Group in April 2012. Previously, Mr. Mallon had served as chairman and chief executive officer of American General Life and Accident Insurance Company (AGLA), which he transformed from a traditional home service company to a broad middle-market insurer.
Prior to joining AGLA in 2004, Mr. Mallon was with Vermont-based National Life Group, where he served as president and chief operating officer of National Life Insurance Company. He also served as chairman of Life of the Southwest, a National Life Group subsidiary which became the vehicle for a highly successful startup independent life channel. As president of Integon Life, Jim also oversaw a successful turnaround of that company. He began his career as an agent in field sales with The Hartford, where he later also served as chief marketing officer. He also designed one of the industry’s first worksite strategies for Chubb Life.