Hilary Thornton


Hilary is a Senior Associate, Product Research and Strategy, at New York Life, and her role includes finding innovative product solutions for retail life insurance needs. She is involved in The Women’s Initiative at New York Life where she is launching a “Peer Leadership Circles” program designed to encourage women to establish strong peer mentoring relationships in the workplace. Before coming to New York Life, Hilary worked in real estate development at Archstone, a national apartment developer and operator. There, she underwrote potential land acquisitions and managed budgets for product in the development pipeline. In 2012, Hilary earned her MBA at the University of Southern California. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Political Economy in 2007. Hilary is passionate about international travel and has visited over twenty countries. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and skiing.