Paul Mallen is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Amalgamated Family of Companies. Since joining the Company in June 2005 as Chief Financial Officer, he has held responsibility over multiple areas of operation and has been involved in all aspects of the business; not only for the finance function, but also had the IT, underwriting, insurance operations and facilities units reporting to him. Additionally, he worked closely with sales and other business units and was significantly involved with the Company’s strategic planning. In addition to his direct involvement across broad operational areas, Mr. Mallen has over 30 years of experience across a wide range of industries and in various corporate finance activities, including transaction advisory services, capital structuring, and credit and financial analysis. His expertise and experience also encompass operations, accounting and auditing, as well as SEC regulatory compliance and reporting.
Prior to joining Amalgamated, Mr. Mallen held positions with other consulting and financial services firms. He was a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and a Senior Manager at Deloitte, where he led numerous teams as a merger and acquisitions specialist. His career also included his role with Citibank in the Acquisition Finance and Global Media and Communications Commercial Banking Groups.
Mr. Mallen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Emory University. He also graduated from Citibank’s Institute for Global Finance where he was credit trained.
Mr. Mallen serves on the Board of Directors of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, its parent company, Alico Services Corporation, Amalgamated Employee Benefits Administrators and Amalgamated Medical Care Management, which are Amalgamated affiliates. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Insurance Financial Management (SIFM), the Montville Lacrosse Club, and is a former Board Member of INMEX (Informed Meetings Exchange), a conference and event management organization. Mr. Mallen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Leslie Bostic serves as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Amalgamated Life. In this role, she oversees the entire Human Resources (HR) operation at Amalgamated, including addressing the organization staffing requirements, training and development, performance management, employee benefits and payroll administration. Additionally, she provides strategies to promote a positive, productive workforce, support the Company’s broader corporate mission and vision, and effectively manage policies and procedures pertaining to the employer-employee relationship.
Leslie joined Amalgamated Life in 2008 having previously served in various senior management HR positions. They include that as Senior Manager with Schering-Plough Corporation; Vice President, Human Resources with SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company; and Director, Human Resources with The Prudential Insurance Company of America.
Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English & American Literature from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation. Leslie has served as a volunteer with the Newark Museum Counsel and as a mentor for WOMEN Unlimited, a national organization which cultivates leadership excellence in high potential women.
Sanjay Chojar serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Amalgamated Family of Companies, including Amalgamated Life.
In this role, he is responsible for driving all strategic decisions regarding the organization’s Information Technology needs, including systems architecture, application development, Cyber Security and Infrastructure. As part of his role managing day-to-day IT operations, Sanjay is directly involved in business process optimization through the utilization of advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, as well as cloud services. In addition to his extensive experience deploying advanced technologies, he has deep expertise in digital transformation, system migrations, data analytics, automation, and an optimized user experience.
Sanjay joined the Amalgamated Family of Companies in 2022 bringing over 30 years of experience as a global technology leader across various prominent financial service institutions. His roles include: Managing Director, CIO Alternative Investment Services with BNY Mellon; Managing Director, CIO & Global Head Prime Services with Deutsche Bank; Senior Managing Director – Prime Brokerage Technology with J.P. Morgan/Bear Stearns; and CTO Principal Strategies with Goldman Sachs.
Sanjay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics from Queens College of The City University of New York.
John Dubil serves as Senior Vice President of Facilities for the Amalgamated Family of Companies including Amalgamated Life Insurance. In this role, he oversees all facets of building maintenance, security, fire safety, construction, real estate, HVAC, purchasing, transportation and mail services. It is a critical role for the organization which occupies approximately 140,000 square feet at its corporate headquarters in White Plains, NY. He has served in this role since 1986, bringing a level of hands-on management to assure that the facility is operating efficiently, cost-effectively and meeting the needs of the organization’s over 400 staff members.
As the executive charged with facility’s management, John interfaces regularly with other members of the organization’s executive and management teams, strategizing on new ideas, methods and procedures that optimize facilities use and operations. Under his leadership, new and improved building systems have been deployed along with enhanced building operations protocol including those relating to physical security and energy efficiencies.
John is a member of the International Facility Management Association and the National Association for Printing Leadership. Additionally, he is the founder and President of AliGraphics, a leading full-service provider of offset and digital printing, graphics, mailing and fulfillment services provided to unions, corporate, government and non-profit clientele.
Ellen R. Dunkin, Esq. serves as a Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer for the Amalgamated Family of Companies including Amalgamated Life Insurance. She is responsible for legal counsel, regulatory compliance and interactions with New York State and various insurance departments, as well as the oversight of all contracts. Additionally, she heads the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management program and committee, and works with its brokers on its insurance program and claims administration. In this role, she lends a proven track record in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, enterprise risk management, company financings, human resources and executive compensation.
Directly prior to joining Amalgamated Life in 2012, Ellen served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Director of Risk Management with the Crump Group, Inc. (New York, NY), where she was also the chief architect and director of a company-wide enterprise risk management program. She also held roles as: General Counsel, Director of Government Affairs and Assistant Secretary for the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (New York, NY); a Private Practitioner (Larchmont, NY); Senior Attorney at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (New York, NY); and Corporate Associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher (New York, NY).
Ellen is a member of the Board of Directors of RIMS, the risk management society, having served as its President in 2021. Her industry roles also include that of former President and Director of the RIMS New York Chapter, 2016–2017 Secretary of the Employment & Labor Law Committee (ELLC) of the Association Corporate Counsel (ACC), 2012–2014 Chair of the Programming Committee of ELLC, active participant on the ACC Compliance Committee, and mentor through the Young Risk Professionals Committee of the New York Chapter of RIMS.
Ellen earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Albany (Albany, NY), where she graduated cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law (Jamaica, NY), where she served as Associate Editor of the Law Review and earned Dean’s List honors. She is admitted to the New York State Bar, and the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Deborah Allwes Largoza is President of Amalgamated Medical Care Management. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the company’s clinical and business operations, including the delivery of its Utilization Management, Case Management, Physician Review, and Nurse Helpline/Health Information services. In addition, she leads the company’s strategic business planning and healthcare partnerships.
Deborah lends extensive clinical and business expertise to her role and direct experience in key service areas including utilization management, care management and population health management. She has held executive roles with leading healthcare organizations including: Vice President, Clinical Operation at Agilon Health; Vice President, Operations at Southcoast Health Network; Executive Director, Clinical Operations at Cape Code Health Network; Director, Bureau of Healthcare Safety and Quality at the Massachusetts Department of Health; and Executive Director, Healthcare, Population and Public Health with Scientific Technologies Corp. Deborah is a veteran, having served as a Registered Nurse Officer in the US Army and the US Public Health Service.
She is a Registered Nurse (Massachusetts), and holds an MBA in Health Care Administration and a MPH in Epidemiology & Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She earned her BSN in Nursing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and BSc in Biochemistry from Gannon University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Public Health Association and the American Nurses Association. She has held many prominent appointments having served on the Massachusetts Task Force on Essential Hospital Services, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors Board of Directors, Massachusetts Emergency Medical Care Advisory Board as Chair, Massachusetts Medical Services Committee, Washington State Healthcare Workforce Development Committee, Washington State Key Health Indicators Committee, and Washington State Performance Management Committee. Additionally, she is a published author and past presenter at leading national and global medical conferences.
Jonathan Pollio, F.S.A., M.A.A.A. is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Actuary for Amalgamated Life. He applies over 20 years of broad actuarial experience in the management and implementation of all actuarial functions within the organization.
Jonathan joined Amalgamated Life in 2016 bringing with him in-depth expertise and broad skills relating to all aspects of the actuarial function, from assessments of liabilities to preparation of actuarial balances, and analyses and recommendations relating to financial statements and reporting.
Prior to joining Amalgamated Life, Jonathan was the Vice President, Chief Actuary with Citizens, Inc. (Austin, TX) where he signed financial statements, managed actuarial issues in financial reporting, monitored products for profitability and provided actuarial support to the company’s various departments. His career also included actuarial roles with Genworth Financial Corporation, Canada Life Insurance Company and American Bankers Life Assurant.
Jonathan is a member of the Society of Actuaries Annuity Reserve Working Group and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (M.A.A.A.). He earned his Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designation in 1997.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the University of Florida.
Vicki Sartor is Senior Vice President of Finance for the Amalgamated Family of Companies including Amalgamated Life Insurance. In this role, she is responsible for all internal and external governmental and regulatory financial reporting for the organization and associated Taft-Hartley Funds.
In addition, as part of her role, Vicki is responsible for coordinating efforts to produce periodic financial projections and pricing proposals for other companies within the Amalgamated Family of Companies. Her responsibilities also consist of management and oversight of various Finance Departments, including: Corporate Financial Reporting, Statutory Financial Reporting, Fund Financial Reporting, Budget & Cost Allocation Analysis, and Tax & Regulatory Reporting. Providing oversight of accounting policies and procedures, as well as making recommendations for their improvements is also part of her expansive role.
A member of the organization since 1987, she brings extensive experience and in-depth expertise to this vital position and provides direct support to the Chief Financial Officer on all corporate strategic initiatives.
Vicki earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
John A. Thornton serves as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Amalgamated Family of Companies. In this role, he has broad responsibility for the sales and marketing functions of Amalgamated Life Insurance and the other companies within the family. Additionally, as a member of the organization’s senior executive team, he is actively involved in the operations, oversight and direction of the organization.
John joined Amalgamated Life in 2008 in his current role. He came to the Company with over 20 years of experience in insurance sales and marketing. His career includes 16 years serving at CIGNA, where he transitioned from group insurance to health insurance as CIGNA’s Vice President of Sales. He also served as National Sales Manager with Metropolitan Life, a role in which he oversaw the development, introduction and management of an investment-sensitive life insurance product.
Since joining Amalgamated, John has led the organization through significant growth and development phases. He was a driving force in the expansion of the Company’s voluntary worksite product line, its geographic expansion, growth of the Company’s sales force, and a major branding campaign. As a result of these factors and his effective sales management, the company has enjoyed significant increases in its product sales.
In addition to his sales and marketing role, as a member of the Executive Committee, John’s input has contributed to important operational efficiencies, board developments, compliance matters and overall gains in performance and brand reputation.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial relations from Le Moyne College in Syracuse. He is actively involved in the industry and serves as an industry thought leader authoring articles for leading trade publications and frequently serving as an expert source for trade, business and news media.