Assurant, Inc. has announced the appointment of Carey S. Roberts as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, effective October 30th, 2017.
Roberts joins the firm from Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., where she had held the position of deputy general counsel and corporate secretary since October 2014, with the addition of chief compliance officer from September, 2015.
Her new role will see her have responsibility for Assurant’s international legal department, which includes compliance, government relations, internal audit and all other legal matters that have an impact on the company.
The role of Corporate Secretary sees Roberts act as a liaison to the Assurant Board of Directors, and she joins the firm’s senior leadership team and Management Committe, succeeding Bart Schwartz, who is to retire at the end of the year.
Assurant President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alan Colberg, said; “Carey is a seasoned legal professional, whose skills have been honed through both global law firm and in-house practice experience.
“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.”
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.”
Commenting on Schwartz departure, Colberg said; “Throughout his long and successful tenure at Assurant, Bart has been an extraordinary counselor 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.”