US specialty insurance group Assurant, Inc. has announced the appointments of Francesca Luthi as Chief Administrative Officer and Jay Rosenblum as Chief Legal Officer.
Luthi will assume responsibility for Human Resources, Real Estate, Facilities and Procurement while retaining leadership for Assurant’s global Marketing and Insights, Communications, Investor Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility functions.
During her tenure, Luthi has built experience across marketing and insights, investor relations, communication and most recently customer experience functions
In her new role, she will continue to report to Assurant President and CEO Alan Colberg and serve on the Management Committee.
“Francesca is an inclusive leader with a successful track record of organizational transformation – always keeping the needs of our customers, employees and shareholders at the center of all she does,” said Colberg.
“As Assurant’s first-ever chief administrative officer, she will fully leverage her multi-disciplinary skills, business acumen, and passion for talent to further enhance the company’s global standing, and in particular, continue to advance our human capital strategy to support our global objectives.”
“I’m energized by this opportunity to take a holistic approach in building our brand and reputation, together with the support of our great people across the world,” added Luthi. “My focus will be to build on our strong culture and further develop our diverse talent to support our enterprise priorities.”
Rosenblum, who is also Senior Vice President for Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, has served as Chief Legal Officer on an interim basis since February 2020.
As Chief Legal Officer, Rosenblum will lead Assurant’s global legal department, including compliance, government relations, regulatory affairs and other legal matters affecting the company.
Additionally, he will serve as a key advisor to the Assurant Board of Directors and oversee corporate governance matters. He will continue to serve on the company’s Management Committee and report to Colberg.
“I am pleased to elevate Jay to the top legal role for our company,” said Colberg. “In a very short period of time, he has proved himself to be an invaluable strategic and legal resource to our business across the world. His varied background has enabled him to quickly assess and address issues from different perspectives that best align our business priorities with government and regulatory guidelines.”
Rosenblum also commented: “I am honored to serve as the chief legal leader in a global organization that has demonstrated a commitment to doing the right thing for our employees, our consumers and our communities across the world.” He added, “It’s a privilege to work side-by-side with this impressive global team and I have nothing but respect for their great talent and unlimited dedication.”
In parallel with these appointments, Robyn Price Stonehill, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, will be leaving Assurant.