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Suzette Huovinen, FSA, CFA, CERA

Senior Vice President, Finance

Suzette leads our Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury, Tax, and Procurement areas and other finance functions. She is also responsible for our strategic finance and transformation initiatives.


Since joining Securian Financial in 1997, Suzette has held various managerial positions within our Corporate Tax and Corporate Actuarial departments, including risk management, modeling and financial reporting.

She was named second vice president in 2013, appointed chief actuary and chief risk officer in 2015 and vice president in 2017. She was promoted to senior vice president in 2019 when she was named CEO for Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company and Canadian Premier General Insurance Company, our Canadian insurance company subsidiaries. Suzette successfully led the development and execution of our Canadian growth strategies for three years before moving back to our home office to assume her current position.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota


  • Fellow, Society of Actuaries (FSA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA)


Suzette serves as board chair for the Minnesota Children's Museum.

DOFU 10-2022