Tom Sutton


Retired Chairman, CEO
Pacific Life

Thomas C. Sutton is the former chairman and CEO of Pacific Life Insurance Company, based in Newport Beach, one of the largest life insurance companies in the nation. Sutton joined Pacific Life in 1965, becoming chairman and CEO in 1990 until his retirement in 2007.

 Sutton has recently served as a director for the Public Policy Institute of California (2002-2015) and Edison International (1995-2015). His past directorships include: the Irvine Company, Newhall Land and South Coast Repertory Theatre.

Sutton graduated from the University of Toronto in 1965 with a degree in mathematics and physics. In 1982, he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

 UCI Affiliation:
School of Physical Sciences Leadership Council
Chief Executive Roundtable
Founder Board, Institute for Innovation