Executive leadership at Legal & General America

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.