Mr. William J. Wheeler serves as the President of Americas of MetLife, Inc. Mr. Wheeler served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company a subsidiary of Metlife Inc. since December 2003. Mr. Wheeler served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MetLife, Inc. since December 2003 until November 2011 where he was responsible for overseeing all financial management matters for MetLife. He served as Senior Vice President of Metropolitan Life from 1997 to December 2003. He served as a Senior Vice President of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette for more than five years. Prior to his Chief Financial Officer role, he oversaw business development, product management and marketing activities for the MetLife's Individual Business and also served as Chief Financial Officer of Institutional Business, overseeing financial reporting and planning, as well as expense management for that segment. He joined MetLife in 1997 as Treasurer. He was an investment banker for ten years at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where he managed a variety of transactions, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, financial advisory and restructurings in a number of different industries. Mr. Wheeler is a Member of Wabash College's board of trustees. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and also received an A.B., magna cum laude, and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa from Wabash College.