CHAPTER 39

Vivian Banta

FORMER VICE CHAIRMAN, PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL

Vivian Banta is one of the most respected women in corporate America. She has been one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” each year since 2000 and has earned a spot on Forbes’s “100 Most Powerful Women in the World” list every year since 2004.

Until she retired in 2007, Banta was a member of Prudential Financial’s Office of the Chairman, with responsibility for the Insurance Division and its Closed Block business. Banta also had responsibility for Prudential’s real estate and relocation services. She assumed the position in August 2002, having been with the company since 1998.

Before joining Prudential, Banta was executive vice president in charge of Global ...

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