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Michael Carren

Head of Strategic Philanthropy, The Guardian Life Insurance Company


Michael Carren is Vice President and Head of Strategic Philanthropy for The Guardian Life Insurance Company. In this role Mike serves as the thought and execution leader for Guardian’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives and programs.

Previously Mike served as Chief Strategy and Operating Officer for The United Way of New York City. Mike was Global Director of Employee Engagement, Financial Education, Disaster Response and Military and Veterans Affairs Giving for JPMorgan Chase. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase Mike was the Manager of Community Relations for Chrysler Financial. Mike spent nine years as a senior leader of Capital One’s Corporate Philanthropy Program. Prior to joining Capital One, Mike served as Assistant Executive Director with the Garfield F. Childs Memorial Fund in Richmond, Virginia.