Promoted to executive vice president were Jerome Atkinson
, who also was named general counsel and chief compliance officer; Craig Lemasters , who becomes chief marketing officer; and Kathryn Stoddard , who heads human resources, development and corporate services.
, who currently resides in New Jersey, will relocate to Atlanta.
About Jerome Atkinson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Atkinson joins Assurant Group from Fortis, Inc., where he has served as senior vice president and general counsel since 1996.
In addition to legal, he will be responsible for government relations, compliance, licensing, filings and forms administration, regulatory administration and privacy.
has over 20 years experience in legal advisory services in the credit insurance industry, including five years as general counsel and corporate secretary for Atlanta-based American Security Group
, which is now part of Assurant.
He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and has a bachelor's degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.