Bob Cotton is Chief Operating Officer of National Life. He joined National Life in 1993 as a staff auditor. Steadily assuming positions of greater responsibility, he served as the company’s Treasurer for six years before being named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2011. In 2014, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, responsible for all financial operations of National Life. In his current role as COO, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial, investment, and risk management functions, including the execution of operational plans and development of our strategic plans – and creating alignment between the two.
Cotton is a graduate of Clarkson University and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI), a member of the Association of Financial Professionals, the LOMA Treasury Committee, the New York State Society of CPAs, the Vermont Society of CPAs, and the Vermont Security Analysts Society.
Prior to joining National Life, he served as an accounting manager at Library Bureau, Inc., and as a senior accountant at Coopers & Lybrand.