John M. Howard

John M. Howard is chief insurance officer for Truist Financial Corporation. Howard is a member of the executive leadership team and is chairman and chief executive officer of Truist Insurance Holdings. He oversees Truist’s insurance brokerage and premium finance businesses.

Howard joined the company in 2004. His three decades in financial services began at Alex. Brown & Sons, after which he progressed through positions of increasing responsibility at GE Capital. He then served as president of retirement services for Conseco and president of Prudential Select Brokerage.

Howard currently serves as executive sponsor of the SERVE (Supporting Emergency Responders & Veterans Engagement) Business Resource Group at Truist. He is chairman of the board of The American College of Financial Services; chairman of the board of The Institutes; chairman of the advocacy committee for The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers; an overseer of the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science at St. John’s University; and a member of the Insurance Policy Committee of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Additionally, he is a prior chairman of the board of trustees of Gill St. Bernard’s School and a recipient of the Hall of Fame Award from the Tri-County Scholarship Fund.

Howard earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University and an MBA from Duke University. He is a U.S. Navy veteran.