Royal Neighbors of America Appoints Zarifa Brown Reynolds as its next President and CEO

by Royal Neighbors of America

Royal Neighbors of America, a fraternal benefit society located in Rock Island, Ill. has announced the appointment of Zarifa Reynolds as Royal Neighbors of America’s next President and CEO.

“Ms. Reynolds is a mission-driven, transformational executive,” said Suzy Riesterer Chair, Royal Neighbors Board of Directors. “She is known as an authentic and inspiring leader, team builder, and talent developer and her vision for organizational and membership growth powered by a strong employee culture aligns with that of Royal Neighbors.”

Ms. Reynolds possesses a strong background in developing and executing complex growth and business strategies across financial services, insurance, and healthcare organizations. Formerly with Guardian Life Insurance Company where she was responsible for leading a national sales, distribution, and underwriting team focused on supporting small businesses, Ms. Reynolds attended Brown University, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School.

“Royal Neighbors has an incredibly strong history as well as an outstanding track record for financial strength and stability,” said Ms. Reynolds. “I will be joining a passionate, forward-thinking leadership team who have a genuine love for their organization, its members, and its employees. I look forward to working with this incredible team towards digital innovation, the optimization of customer experience, embedding DEI into the fabric of the Society, and leading the next generation to new heights.”

“The Board has expressed great confidence in Ms. Reynolds and her leadership team,” added Ms. Riesterer.

Ms. Reynolds will begin her tenure at Royal Neighbors on January 9, 2023.

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