2022 Benefit Honoree

Reggie Harwell & Pia Flanagan

AVP, Strategic Solutions & Business Development at Voya & Chief Operating Officer, CEO Action for Racial Equity


Reginald ‘Reggie’ Harwell is a seasoned financial wellness executive currently working with Voya Financial on strategic projects that work at the intersection of Health and Wealth Benefits. Previously Reggie worked in PwC’s Employee Financial Education and Wellness Practice which specializes in providing financial wellness, education, and counseling services to employees of large corporations.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Reggie’s passion has always been giving back to the community that has supported him. He has served as an advisor to several organizations that are focused on leadership and youth development. Has served as a Big Brother in the Big Brother Big Sister program, featured speaker at the World of Money youth Financial Camp, mentor for the Legacy Foundation of Hartford, and most proudly serving as a mentor for a young man for the last 15 years who has recently graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Since 2006 he has served on the Board of Union Settlement Association in East Harlem. He is the current Secretary and previously held the positions of Chair and Treasurer.

Pia Flanagan is Chief Operating Officer of CEO Action for Racial Equity (CEOARE) as part of a two-year fellowship that brings together more than 250 fellows from over one hundred organizations to identify, develop and promote scalable and sustainable public policies and corporate engagement strategies that address systemic racism and social injustice, and improve societal wellbeing. Using the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ platform, the fellowship mobilizes the business community collectively across industries and regions to enact change. As COO, Pia helps lead the day-to-day strategy and operations of the fellowship, which launched October 1, 2020.

Throughout the fellowship, Pia will remain an employee of MassMutual, a Fortune 500 mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. Prior to taking on her COO role at CEOAFRE, Pia served as Chief of Staff to Roger Crandall, Chairman, President and CEO of MassMutual, and as a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

Reggie and Pia reside in Connecticut with their young son. They enjoy international, traveling, cooking, and collecting art.

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