Vice President & Counsel, External Affairs & Investigative Services, John Hancock
Thomas E. Samoluk is the Vice President & Counsel for External Affairs & Investigative Services at John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife. He is also a member of the U.S. Leadership Team.
Mr. Samoluk joined John Hancock in 1999 and was a Senior Counsel in the Office of Business Conduct until 2003, when he took over government relations and later additional responsibilities.
Mr. Samoluk supervises John Hancock’s federal and state government relations. He is the primary liaison with Members of Congress and Congressional staff on federal legislation. Mr. Samoluk manages John Hancock's Washington-based consultants and coordinates relations with the company's industry trade associations. He also supervises John Hancock’s Corporate Responsibility and Investigative Services.
Mr. Samoluk is a former Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General and a former Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
In the mid 1990’s, he served as the Deputy Director of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, an independent federal agency that was responsible for the review and public release of classified records on the assassination, which are now housed at the National Archives.
Mr. Samoluk serves on the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and chairs the Development Committee.
He is involved in several business organizations and industry trade associations on behalf of John Hancock, including: Chair of the Executive Committee of the Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts; Chair of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau’s Board of Directors; Member, Board of Directors of the New England Council; Member (and past Chairman) of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation; Member (and past Chairman) of the Federal Legislative Strategy Group, and member of the Executive Committee’s Deputies Group of the American Council of Life Insurers.
Mr. Samoluk received his BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School.