Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a premier global provider of risk management solutions, today announced the appointment of Carey S. Roberts to the role of executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective Oct. 30. Roberts, 46 will be responsible for Assurant’s global legal department, including compliance, government relations, internal audit and all other legal matters affecting the company. As corporate secretary, Roberts will serve as liaison to the Assurant Board of Directors and advise on corporate governance matters. She joins Assurant’s senior leadership team and Management Committee as she succeeds Bart Schwartz, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire at year-end. A veteran of 20 years working with companies in the insurance, financial services and other regulated industries, Roberts has demonstrated deep legal expertise in a broad range of areas, including securities, finance, mergers and acquisitions, technology, intellectual property and regulatory and compliance matters. Roberts joins Assurant from Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., where she has served as deputy general counsel and corporate secretary since October 2014, adding the role of chief compliance officer in September 2015. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan, Roberts spent 17 years at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, becoming a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department in 2005. While at the firm, she advised a wide range of private and public companies on securities, finance, regulatory, employee compensation and benefits, intellectual property, technology and general corporate matters. In the course of her career, she has worked in such major markets as New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Roberts received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and her law degree from the George Washington University Law School, both with honors.