RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced that Steve Harris has joined the company as senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, effective today.
The position reports directly to Kirkland Hicks, executive vice president and general counsel, who joined Lincoln Financial in December 2015 and has been focused on enhancing the Legal Department since his arrival. Harris’ appointment follows the January 2017 hiring of Andrea Goodrich as senior vice president and corporate secretary.
“The addition of a seasoned lawyer like Steve enables us to continue to evolve the role the legal team plays within the business,” said Hicks. “I am thrilled he has decided to join the organization, and I am confident that his vast expertise and accomplished background will contribute to our future success.”
In his new role, Harris will lead Lincoln Financial’s enterprise compliance team, ensuring a comprehensive and effective program that is aligned across the company’s various businesses.
Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, Harris most recently served as vice president and corporate chief compliance officer for The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he had also previously held a variety of senior roles within the company’s Employment Law unit. Harris began his career 30 years ago as an associate at several law firms in New York before moving to Wiggin and Dana LLP, where he started as an associate and went on to achieve partner status. Harris earned a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.
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