RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) today announced that Kirkland L. Hicks will join the company as executive vice president and general counsel, effective December 10, 2015. In his role, Hicks, 44, will oversee all activities for the Law, Compliance, Government Relations and Corporate Secretary functions of the company, as well as provide strategic counsel to the CEO and senior management team. He will report to Dennis R. Glass, president and CEO of Lincoln Financial Group, and he will also sit on the company’s Senior Management Committee, which drives the company’s long-term strategy.
“As a public company general counsel, Kirkland is a highly accomplished legal professional with broad experience in all facets of corporate law, including regulatory risk, securities law, compliance and M&A,” said Glass. “Kirkland is a great addition to our organization and I am confident that his leadership of our talented legal team will bring significant value to Lincoln.”
Hicks joins Lincoln Financial from Towers Watson & Co. where he served as general counsel and secretary since 2012. He previously served in several senior counsel positions at Towers Watson and Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. Prior to joining Watson Wyatt in 2000, Hicks worked in private practice.
Hicks holds a J.D. from Duke University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University. He has also completed the Harvard Business School leadership development program.
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Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $214 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2015. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at http://newsroom.lfg.com.