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The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Chairman & CEO Eileen McDonnell Honored with Inquirer Emerging Icon Award

HORSHAM, Pa. – November 6, 2017 – The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company (Penn Mutual), is proud to announce that its Chairman & CEO, Eileen McDonnell, was recently selected as an Inquirer Emerging Icon. The Philadelphia Media Network annually receives a competitive pool of applicants for the award and McDonnell is one of five Emerging Icons to be recognized at the 2017 Industry Icon Awards.

The Emerging Icons are nominated by the public and selected by the newsroom executives. The newsroom chose McDonnell as an iconic leader because of her exemplary work in the life insurance industry and community.

“I’m excited to receive this honor from such a prestigious local institution,” said McDonnell. “Penn Mutual has been an iconic Philadelphia-based life insurance company for more than 170 years, and I am privileged to be at its helm today. It’s an honor to be recognized alongside four other Philadelphia emerging iconic leaders.”

McDonnell’s recognition will be acknowledged in the Sunday business section of the Philadelphia Inquirer on November 5th. In addition, she will be recognized alongside the four other recipients at an awards dinner taking place on November 9th at the Union League from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending the awards ceremony, please visit:

About The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Since 1847, Penn Mutual has beendriven by our purpose to create a world of possibilities. At the heart of this purpose is the belief that purchasing life insurance is the most protective, responsible and rewarding action a person can take, and is central to a sound financial plan. The company is committed to helping families unlock life’s possibilities through life insurance and annuity solutions. This is accomplished through a national network of financial professionals, who help clients make great things possible. Penn Mutual supports its field representatives with brokerage services through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc., Registered Investment Advisor and wholly owned subsidiary. Member FINRA/SIPC. Visit Penn Mutual on the Internet at


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