Our Leadership

Building a community where everyone thrives.

We are committed to keeping our promise to protect your loved ones. Our ability to fulfill that commitment rests on countless contributions from our board of directors, senior management team and more than 600 dedicated employees.

With more than 250 years of industry experience, our leaders have the expertise to guide you along your path toward financial freedom. We understand firsthand the importance of protecting loved ones financially, and we’re dedicated to finding the right solutions to fit your needs and your budget. 

Our executive team believes in ensuring everyone succeeds: you, our employees and our partners.

Board of Directors

Jeff Davies, Chairman

Bernie Hickman

Deborah Lambert

John "Jack" Murrin

Phillip Surprenant

Executive Officers

Legal & General America, Insurance Division

Barbara Esau

VP, Human Resources

Barbara Esau

VP, Human Resources

Barbara Esau’s career with Legal & General America spans over 30 years. During that time, Barbara held progressively responsible positions and now serves as Vice President, Human Resources. She is responsible for developing and executing a human resources strategy that supports the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization. In addition to human resources, Barbara also leads corporate services, the department responsible for managing administrative functions such as purchasing, tenant relations, and real estate transactions.

Barbara has overseen key projects for Legal & General America, including implementing a new HR platform that automated many manual functions and provides staff with self-service options; assisting with the launch of Legal & General Investment Management America and Legal & General Retirement; moving the company headquarters from Rockville to Urbana; and hiring talent that has helped the organization achieve sustained success.