Prudential Names Julie Gershman Corporate Chief Ethics Officer

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:13

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) announced that Julie Gershman, vice president of global business ethics and integrity, is the company’s new corporate chief ethics officer.

“Julie’s leadership will be a tremendous asset to our enterprise ethics office and help maintain Prudential’s reputation as a company that is worthy of trust,” said Lee Augsburger, senior vice president of ethics and compliance. “Her ability to leverage legal and governance expertise for successful outcomes—combined with her operational and business acumen—will help enhance all of Prudential’s global business ethics and integrity programs.”

In her new role as corporate chief ethics officer, Gershman will oversee and implement Prudential’s global business ethics and integrity programs to promote an ethical culture across the company. She will also be responsible for providing direction and support to the business unit ethics officers embedded within each of Prudential’s business and corporate functions.

“I am thrilled to assume this role in a company that has such an incredibly rich tradition of doing the right thing,” Gershman said. “Prudential’s core values emphasize that how we do business is as important as the business we do. I’m looking forward to maintaining this tradition by developing programming and processes that effectively communicate our values and high ethical standards while advancing our business strategy.”

Gershman joined Prudential in August 2016 as vice president of global ethics and integrity. Before joining Prudential, Gershman founded a consulting company that created leadership development programming and provided training to non-profit boards of directors. 

From 2001 through 2014, Gershman held various positions of increasing responsibility in both the legal and business departments at MetLife. This includes serving as employment counsel, chief of staff to the general counsel, associate general counsel for litigation risk management, and vice president of strategy, planning and governance for the group insurance business.

Gershman has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.