RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is mourning the death of its longest serving director, James A. Parke, who passed away on February 21, 2018, after a long illness. He was formerly Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital Services and Senior Vice President of General Electric Company ("GE"), and became a member of the Genworth Board of Directors upon Genworth's spinoff from GE in May 2004.
"We are deeply saddened by Jim's passing," said James S. Riepe, Genworth non-executive chairman of the board. "As the only GE director retained after GE completed its sale of Genworth, Jim brought to the board an understanding of the business that was very helpful to us all, and was a strong and engaged Chair of our Audit Committee. He was a good partner, extremely loyal to Genworth and we will miss him. Our hearts go out to his wife, Marilyn, and his family and friends."
Parke retired as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital Services and a Senior Vice President at GE in December 2005. He had served in those positions since 2002. From 1989 to 2002 he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at GE Capital Services and a Vice President of GE. From 1981 to 1989, he held various management positions in several GE businesses.
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