Ryan Specialty Group Adds Blackshear as Global Chief Compliance Officer

July 10, 2019

Michael Blackshear has joined Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) as a senior vice president and global chief compliance officer. He is based in the company’s Chicago headquarters.

Blackshear joins RSG with over 27 years of financial service and executive experience in compliance and risk management. His previous position was with Chubb Insurance Group, where he served as the North America chief compliance officer, developing and maintaining its North American compliance program. Blackshear was responsible for Chubb’s North American compliance framework integration and transformation during the ACE/Chubb merger.

Prior to Chubb, Blackshear held various leadership roles with Marsh & McLennan Cos., focusing on compliance and government affairs. Before joining Marsh, he held compliance and risk management-oriented advisory roles for both KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He began his insurance career as an underwriter for Continental Insurance Co. and then as a casualty broker with the insurance brokerage firm, Alexander & Alexander.

Blackshear has been honored by both Syracuse University, receiving the Chancellor’s Citation, the university’s most exclusive honor, in recognition of his significant career and civic achievements, and by Fordham’s Black Law Student Association, receiving the Annual Ruth Whitehead Whaley Award for being a prominent alumnus in the field of Compliance. Blackshear now lectures as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, providing an introductory course in the rapidly growing field of global corporate compliance.

Source: Ryan Specialty Group LLC

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