H.W. Kaufman creates new executive role for corporate compliance

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H.W. Kaufman creates new executive role for corporate compliance

H.W. Kaufman Group has appointed Kori M. Johanson to the newly created role of corporate vice-president, chief compliance officer.

Johanson will supervise the company’s compliance team and be in charge of corporate and regulatory compliance. She will also oversee Kaufman and its subsidiaries’ government affairs and state insurance taxation.

She will be based at the company’s headquarters in Detroit/Farmington Hills, Michigan and report to H.W. Kaufman Group chairman, president, and CEO Alan Jay Kaufman, a release said.

“The creation of this new position for H.W. Kaufman Group and our companies is a valuable leadership addition as we continue to expand our global business,” said Kaufman. “Kori’s deep expertise in compliance, regulatory and state government relations will be critical for our worldwide compliance strategy, especially as the complexities of our business increase.”

Johanson has more than 20 years of insurance experience within corporate compliance, regulatory and government affairs. She joins Kaufman from PURE, where she was based in the greater New York City area overseeing legal, compliance and regulatory relations as vice-president, associate general counsel.

Before her time with PURE, she was serving as chief compliance officer for ACORD. She also spent 15 years at Travelers serving a variety of roles of increasing importance.

“I look forward to supporting Kaufman and its subsidiaries—building on the global expertise, unmatched vertical depth, and operational excellence that their insurance brokers and agents have come to expect for the past 50 years,” commented Johanson.

Johanson received her J.D. from the Western New England University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Trinity College. At present, she is the vice-chair for the Annual Conference for the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals for the 2018-2019 term. She is also co-editor of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel journal publication. Johanson is an active participant in many industry organizations.