Kathy deCastro

SLPC 28154 3/17 (exp. 03/19)

Head of Human Resources, Sun Life Financial U.S.

Kathy deCastro

Kathy deCastro is Head of Human Resources, Sun Life Financial U.S. In this role, Kathy is responsible for overseeing attraction, engagement, development, and retention of the industry's top talent. Kathy directs innovation in strategic talent practices and programs that support the U.S. and International business objectives while creating an inclusive, dynamic, and creative work environment. She was appointed to this position in February 2017.

Kathy brings over 20 years of experience to Sun Life, previously serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer at The Hartford, where she led the full suite of talent practices for the organization. Kathy had other Senior VP and VP roles in Human Resources at The Hartford, including personal and commercial markets, and enterprise functions.

Kathy has a passion for giving back and is very active in autism organizations. She served as HR Operating Officer for The Option Institute & Autism Treatment Center of America and currently serves as an adviser to performing arts theaters interested in bringing sensory, friendly performances to local communities.

Kathy holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Saint Joseph and a master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of New Haven.