USAA taps new corporate governance chief

Company veteran steps into expanded role

USAA taps new corporate governance chief

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

USAA has announced that Jason Klein (pictured above), bank general counsel and senior vice president, will expand his role to become the company’s chief corporate governance officer. He will succeed Amy Cook, who will retire from USAA next year. In his new role, Klein will continue to report to chief legal officer Bob Johnson.

“As a member-owned association, USAA considers good corporate governance an essential part of serving our members with excellence,” Johnson said. “I’m grateful to Amy for her dedication and leadership in ensuring that we maintain a strong corporate governance program and I know it will continue to be in great hands under Jason's leadership. His legal experience and deep understanding of USAA make him the perfect fit for this expanded role.”

Klein has extensive experience in corporate and private law. He joined USAA in August 2020 after 17 years in the legal departments at JPMorgan Chase and Washington Mutual. At Chase, Klein served as general counsel, legal operations and chief of staff for the company’s general counsel. Prior to that, he served as general counsel for the company’s consumer banking and wealth management business and general counsel for its small business banking line of business. Before entering the financial services industry, Klein was a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work more closely with USAA’s leadership and our board of directors,” Klein said. “USAA is a special place, and I look forward to supporting the company and its mission as it starts its second century of helping our members and military families secure their financial futures.”

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