BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2005--USI Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: USIH) today announced the appointment of Mark L. Gardner
to the newly created position of Director of Compliance
new role, Mr. Gardner
will lead the further design and implementation of a Board of Directors approved plan to solidify the company's legal regulatory compliance program while further institutionalizing the company's code of business conduct and the industry's evolving business practice standards.Mr. Gardner will report to Ernest J. Newborn II, USI's Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, as well as the Audit Committee of the USI Board of Directors.
...Mr. Gardner joins USI from General Star Indemnity Company, where he served as Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer.While overseeing all regulatory compliance requirements at that company, he also managed litigation, negotiated regulatory actions, and responded to a wide variety of regulatory inquiries.Among his significant experiences prior to General Star Indemnity Company, Mr. Gardner served as Deputy Superintendent for the New York State Insurance Department.Mr. Gardner received a B.A. from University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from New York Law School.