Lincoln Financial recruits successor to general counsel

Jan 12, 2021
Leon Roday to retire in February following transition of responsibilities

NYSE-listed Lincoln Financial Group has hired Craig Beazer as executive vice president and general counsel.

Beazer, who reports to president and CEO Dennis Glass, succeeds Leon Roday, who will retire in February following a transition of responsibilities. In his new role at Radnor, Pennsylvania-based Lincoln Financial, Beazer oversees the legal, compliance, government relations and corporate secretary functions and will provide strategic counsel to the CEO, senior management team and board.

He previously worked at Cleveland, Ohio-based KeyBank as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He joined that company in 2018 as executive vice president and deputy general counsel before being promoted into his current role last year. Before his time at KeyBank, Beazer held senior legal positions with GE and GE Capital, Bank of America and BNY Mellon, having started his legal career in private practice.

‘Craig has had an impressive career with large, sophisticated financial services institutions, and his deep expertise includes corporate governance, securities and the boardroom,’ Glass says in a statement. ‘He is also a strategic leader with strong business acumen whose experience leading complex legal, regulatory and business initiatives will bring great value to our legal team and Lincoln. I look forward to his many contributions on behalf of the organization.’


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