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Insurance company executive

Walter Bland Gerken, American insurance company executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal.

Background

Gerken, Walter Bland was born on August 14, 1922 in New York City. Son of Walter Adam and Virginia (Bland) Gerken.

Education

Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1948. Master of Public Administration, Maxwell School Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, 1958.

Career

Supervisor budget and administrative analysis, Wisconsin, Madison, 1950-1954;manager investments, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, 1954-1967;vice president finance, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, 1967-1969;executive vice president, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, 1969-1972;president, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, 1972-1975;Chairman of the Board, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, 1975-1987;chairman of the executive committee, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, 1987-1995;also director, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Los Angelessenior advisor, Boston Consulting Group. Chairman PIMCO Advisors, L.P. Board directors Mullin Cons., Inc.

Membership

Board of directors Keck Foundation, Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital. Trustee emeritus Occidental College Los Angeles, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. Board directors NatureConservancy California, Executive Svc.

Corporation; member California Citizens Budget Committee, California Commission Campaign Finance Reform, California Commision on Higher Education;chair Executive Svc. Corps. Southern California. Vice president Orange County Cmty.

Foundation;member of advisory board The Maxwell School Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Member California Club, Dairymen's Country Club (Boulder Junction, Wisconsin), Balboa Bay Club (Newport Beach, California, former board directors), AutomobilceClub Southern California (board directors), California Indiana College Network (co-chair), Pauma Valley Country Club, Edison International, Times Mirror Company.

Connections

Married Darlene Stolt, September 6, 1952. Children: Walter C., Ellen M., Beth L., Daniel J., Andrew P., David A.

father:
Walter Adam Gerken

mother:
Virginia (Bland) Gerken

spouse:
Darlene Stolt

child:
Walter C. Gerken

child:
Ellen M. Gerken

child:
Beth L. Gerken

child:
Daniel J. Gerken

child:
Andrew P. Gerken

child:
David A. Gerken