John A. Vaccaro

Invest in Others Board Member
Joined September 2023

Head of MassMutual Financial Advisors

John Vaccaro is the Head of MassMutual Financial Advisors.  His organization is comprised of over 7,500 financial advisors and 3,000 field support personnel located in over 1,600 locations nationwide.  He is responsible for delivering insurance and wealth management solutions to over 3 million clients.  He is also the Chairman of the Board and CEO of MML Investors Services, LLC, a national broker dealer and registered investment advisor with over $250 billion in assets under management.  He serves as Chairman of the Board of MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

John began his career in 1992 with Colonial Investments in Boston, Massachusetts.  Before joining MassMutual in 2007, he held a variety of positions within the financial services industry.  He was a Vice President with The Hartford, WS Griffith, Prudential Financial and Liberty Financial.

John was elected by the industry to serve on FINRA’s regional district committee from 2009-2012. He was appointed by Deval Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the Board of Trustees of Holyoke Community College and served from March 2013 to October 2017.  He also served as a board member of LL Global, Inc., the non-profit parent company for LIMRA and LOMA, from January 2020 to October 2022.

John currently serves as a board member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets (SIFMA) since November 2022.  He previously served as the Chair of the SIFMA Advisory Council.

He is an Honorary Trustee of the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, an industry-wide charitable organization, and recently became a Board member of the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation in October 2023.

John is a graduate of Saint Anselm College and served on its Board of Trustees from 2013 – 2023.

He and his wife spend their time between East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and Hyannis, Massachusetts, with their two children.