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Biography Gregory W. Tucker
Gregory W. Tucker is the Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications for AEGON N.V., one of world’s largest insurance groups, active in more than 20 markets internationally, with 38,000 employees and over 40 million customers in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Mr. Tucker joined AEGON in 2004, responsible for media relations for AEGON N.V. in the United States, and moved to the Netherlands to take on larger responsibilities in 2006. In his current role, Mr. Tucker is responsible for advising the Executive and Management Boards on communications strategy and for developing and implementing a coordinated communications program to relate the progress of AEGON’s businesses internationally for the benefit of all internal and external stakeholders.
Shortly after joining AEGON, Greg worked closely with the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, D.C. to develop the trade organization’s grassroots public policy advocacy program, known as InFACT. The Financial Services Roundtable represents the 100 leading integrated financial services companies operating in the United States.
Prior to joining AEGON, Mr. Tucker was the Vice President of Public Relations and Community Affairs for the Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. As chief spokesman and publicist for Maryland’s largest cultural institution, Mr. Tucker was responsible for promoting the Orchestra’s more than 100 performances annually, its education and community outreach initiatives and international touring activities. During this time, Greg developed and was the co-host of two National Public Radio programs aimed at making classical music more accessible to a broader audience. Prior to his work in the arts, Mr. Tucker spent ten years in public affairs and media relations in Washington, D.C. first as a legislative assistant and press secretary in the United States Congress working for U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Glenn English (D-Okla.), and then as Director of Communications of the Basilica of the National Shrine. Greg is the author of America’s Church, an illustrated narrative history of the national church published in 2000.
Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from St. Meinrad College in Indiana and later completed graduate studies at the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Belgium).
He and his wife Catherine are the parents of three children. In addition to his interests in politics, history and golf, Greg is a classical pianist.
Public Affairs Council, Financial Services Roundtable (USA)
Governmental Affairs Council, Financial Services Roundtable (USA)
European Association of Communications Professionals
Transamerica Foundation, Board Member (USA)
The American Friends of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Inc. (Treasurer)