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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
200 Park Avenue
MetLife, Inc. (MetLife) is a provider of insurance, employee benefits and financial services, with operations throughout the United States and the regions of Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and India (EMEI). The Company provides a vari
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MetLife - Paul Frene (Insurance)
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spent nine years closeted at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
gained more responsibility, he
found it tougher to hide his
sexual orientation from his
staff and his
secretary, who took messages from a frequent male caller,his
partner."I can see now how being closeted does have an impact on your life and the time that you devote to covering it up," says Frene
interviewed for a job in 1999 at MetLife
came out.Asked what market he
would serve, Frene
planned to offer retirement and estate planning to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients."I'm the gay poster child of MetLife because of my market, and it's a lot better environment to work in," says Frene, who works in MetLife's Baypark Financial Group in Roseland, N.J.
Well-meaning straight peers cautioned him about limiting himself to gay and lesbian clients."The guidance was, 'Don't focus too much on the gay and lesbian market,' " Frene
"When our parents go, we're a little less likely to have children, so we're a little more likely to be the ones to take care of our special-needs siblings," Frene
says."And because it's a little harder for us to adopt, we're a little more likely to adopt special-needs children."Frene
also spearheaded efforts to form a GLBT employee resource group, a 300-member nationwide network he
chairs.And he successfully pushed MetLife to offer domestic-partner benefits and serves on the GLBT marketing advisory council.
Though happier to be out at work, Frene
honed a valuable skill when closeted at the Federal Reserve Bank
"I became such a good listener," he
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SAGE Executive Director Michael Adams joined representatives from Credit Suisse in a workshop discussing the value of partnering with philanthropy, while SAGE Director of Advocacy & Training Karen Taylor led a panel discussion on Gay and Gray in the Workplace and Beyond.ï¾ Teaming up with Imani Woody of AARP and Paul Frene of MetLife, Karens Gay & Gray gave an overview of the value of older employees in the workplace, what LGBT aging looks like today, and ways to effectively plan for retirement. ï¾ This was a great opportunity to get LGBT aging on the radar screen for employees at major corporations around the country, said Michael Adams. ï¾ ï¾