Lincoln Financial Group announced that Craig T. Beazer (pictured) has been named executive vice president and general counsel. In his new role, Beazer 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. Beazer replaces Leon Roday, who will retire in February following a complete transition of responsibilities. He will report 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.
Previously, Beazer worked for Cleveland-based KeyBank as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He joined the company in 2018 as executive vice president and deputy general counsel before being promoted into his current role earlier this year. Prior to KeyBank, Beazer held senior legal positions with GE and GE Capital, Bank of America and BNY Mellon. He began his career in private practice.
“Craig has had an impressive career with large, sophisticated financial services institutions, and his deep expertise includes corporate governance, securities and the boardroom,” said Glass. “He is also a strategic leader with strong business acumen whose experience leading complex legal, regulatory and business initiatives will bring great value to our legal team and Lincoln. I look forward to his many contributions on behalf of the organization.”