Assurant names Marsh & McLennan exec chief legal officer
US-based provider of risk management solutions Assurant has appointed Carey Roberts to the role of executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
Roberts joins Assurant’s senior leadership team and management committee as she succeeds Bart Schwartz, who is set to retire at year-end after 10 years with the company.
Roberts joins Assurant from Marsh & McLennan Companies, where she has served as deputy general counsel and corporate secretary since October 2014, adding the role of chief compliance officer in September 2015.
In her new position, Roberts will be responsible for Assurant’s global legal department, including compliance, government relations, internal audit and all other legal matters affecting the company. As corporate secretary, she will serve as liaison to the Assurant board of directors and advise on corporate governance matters.
"Carey is a seasoned legal professional, whose skills have been honed through both global law firm and in-house practice experience," said Assurant president and chief executive officer Alan Colberg. "Her track record of accomplishments within the broader insurance space and across corporate, finance and regulatory law make her an outstanding choice to join Assurant. I am confident she will be a valuable addition to our management team as we continue to build a stronger Assurant for the future and deliver profitable growth."
Colberg added: "Throughout his long and successful tenure at Assurant, Bart has been an extraordinary counsellor and guide as the company has outperformed and is well positioned for continued success in the future. I join all of Assurant and the Board of Directors in thanking Bart for his numerous contributions and congratulating him on an outstanding career."
Roberts commented: "I look forward to joining Assurant’s high-performing leadership team and to working as part of a collaborative culture to help realize the company’s strategic vision. Assurant’s transformation and aspirations for outperformance for customers, employees and shareholders will continue to provide significant growth opportunities, which makes this an exciting time to join this dynamic, global organization."
Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan, Roberts spent 17 years at the law firm of Covington & Burling, becoming a partner in the firm’s corporate department in 2005.
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