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Thomas E. Samoluk
General Counsel and Head of Government Relations
Thomas E. Samoluk is the General Counsel and Head of Government Relations at John Hancock, the U.S. segment 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.
As Head of Government Relations, 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.
In April 2023, Mr. Samoluk became General Counsel of John Hancock. He oversees Litigation, Insurance Law and Corporate Governance.
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 also serves on the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley’s Board of Directors.
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; Member of the Board of Directors of the New England Council; for the American Council of Life Insurers he is a Member (and past Chairman) of the Federal Legislative Strategy Group, Chair of the International Federal Legislative Strategy Group, and a Member of the Executive Committee’s Deputies Group.
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.