AIG’s Fato Adds Communications to Government Duties; Garbaccio Promoted

November 12, 2020

American International Group announced that Lucy Fato, executive vice president and general counsel, has assumed additional responsibilities in the newly created position global head of Communications and Government Affairs.

In her expanded role, Fato has assumed responsibility for Global Communications in addition to the Government Relations and Public Policy group, which she has overseen since May.

Fato will continue to report to Brian Duperreault, chief executive officer of AIG, and, with respect to Global Communications, will report to Peter S. Zaffino, president and CEO-elect of AIG.

The company also announced that Emily Garbaccio has been promoted to global head of Corporate Communications, AIG, and global chief marketing and communications officer, General Insurance, and has joined the General Insurance Executive Leadership Team. She will report to Fato and David McElroy, chief executive officer, General Insurance and executive vice president, AIG.

Fato joined AIG in October 2017 as executive vice president and general counsel. She was previously managing director, head of the Americas and general counsel at Nardello & Co., a global private investigative firm, where she remains on the advisory board. Prior to that, she was executive vice president and general counsel of McGraw Hill Financial (now S&P Global) and vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary at Marsh & McLennan Companies. Fato began her legal career at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she spent 14 years, including five as a partner in the capital markets group.

Garbaccio joined AIG in August 2018 as global head of Leadership and Transformation Communications, General Insurance and, in 2019, took on responsibility for communications related to AIG 200. Her background includes more than 20 years of in-house and agency oles for both privately held and publicly traded companies, including Kate Spade, J.C. Penney, LaForce + Stevens and Burson-Marsteller.

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