RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Leon Roday has been named executive vice president and general counsel, effective today. In his new role, Roday will oversee all activities for the legal, compliance, government relations and corporate secretary functions of the company, as well as provide strategic counsel to the CEO, senior management team and board of directors. He will report directly to Dennis R. Glass, president and CEO, and will sit on the company’s Senior Management Committee, which drives the company’s long-term strategy.
“Leon is a well-known, highly regarded and accomplished legal professional possessing deep expertise as a corporate general counsel in our industry, as well as an extensive background in litigation, compliance, regulatory risk, securities and M&A,” said Glass. “He is also a strategic leader who I know will make a significant contribution to our legal team and Lincoln. I could not be more pleased he has decided to join the company.”
Most recently, Roday worked for Genworth Financial and GE Financial Assurance where he served as general counsel, executive vice president and secretary to the board for nearly 20 years. Prior to that, he was a partner with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and McCrae L.L.P. where he specialized in insurance, litigation and corporate transactions. He began his legal career as an intern for both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the United States Attorney’s Office.
Roday earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was a past chair of the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association, sat on the board of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel, and currently sits on the board of the Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation Canada. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Richmond Symphony Board and chaired the Genworth Foundation from 2006 to 2012.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people 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 $262 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2018. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Additionally, Lincoln is dedicated to upholding a diverse and inclusive organization and was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Large Employers, Best Employers for Diversity, and Best Employers for Women in 2018 and received a perfect score of 100 percent in 2018 on both the Corporate Equality Index and Disability Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.