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August 6, 2018

Assurant Names John Pawloski as Chief Compliance Officer

Assurant, Inc., a global provider of risk management solutions, announced the appointment of John Pawloski to senior vice president, chief compliance officer. Reporting to Carey Roberts, Assurant’s chief legal officer, Pawloski will be based in Assurant’s Atlanta office and succeeds Doris Vigo, who will remain with Assurant until her retirement at the end of 2019.

As chief compliance officer, Pawloski will lead Assurant’s global compliance team and have responsibility for the company’s global corporate and regulatory compliance programs.

Prior to joining Assurant, Pawloski served as chief compliance officer for USAA’s Enterprise Staff Agencies group. In that role, he led a team of professionals who managed the compliance risks facing their insurance, banking and investment operations.

Prior to his career at USAA, Pawloski was general counsel at Southwest Business Corporation (SWBC), a diversified financial services company that provides lender-placed products for auto and home lending.

Pawloski teaches a compliance, ethics and risk management course at St. Mary’s Law School.

Vicario Named Divisional Senior Vice President of Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group promoted Mark V. Vicario to divisional senior vice president of its Bond Division. In this role, he will oversee the Division’s Claims department.

Vicario began his career with Great American in 1994 and has served as divisional vice president since 2004. He has over 35 years of industry experience.

He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the National Bond Claim Association and the Surety Claim Institute.

James Anderson Assumes Role as Chief Financial Officer for CNA

CNA announced that James Anderson has assumed the role of executive vice president & chief financial officer, effective August 1, 2018. Anderson, who most recently served as senior vice president and head of Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Development, succeeds D. Craig Mense, who announced his retirement earlier this year.


Anderson joined CNA in 2012 and has been a key member of the Finance leadership team since that time. Before joining CNA, Anderson spent nearly a decade in investment banking focused on the insurance industry, ultimately as a managing director at Macquarie Capital. That experience followed five years of consulting at Accenture.

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