NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Trish Walsh will join the company as executive vice president and chief legal officer, effective September 14, 2015. In this role, Walsh will oversee all aspects of Voya's Law, Compliance and External Affairs department, serving as an advisor to senior management and the board of directors on legal, compliance, securities and corporate governance matters. Walsh will report to Voya's chairman and CEO, Rodney O. Martin, Jr., and serve on the company's executive committee.
"I'm pleased to welcome Trish to Voya and I look forward to working closely with her," said Martin. "Over the course of her impressive 20-year legal career, Trish has accumulated significant experience working as in-house counsel, for a private practice and also on the regulatory side with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Trish will be a great business partner and advisor as we advance our growth plans in support of our vision to be America's Retirement Company. Equally important, she'll add great value to the Voya leadership team."
Walsh joins Voya from Cigna, Inc., a global health service company with 88 million customer relationships in 30 countries and $32 billion in annual revenue, where she served as deputy general counsel and global chief compliance officer since 2012. In this role, she oversaw a number of key risk mitigation strategies and represented the company with state and federal regulators. She joined Cigna in 2011 as chief counsel for its U.S. Healthcare business.
From 2002 to 2011, Walsh held several roles at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Most recently, she was senior vice president and chief of staff to the CEO and was responsible for ensuring that key strategic initiatives received the resources and direction required for successful completion. She also previously served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel for the company.
Prior to joining MassMutual, Walsh was an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and also worked as a staff attorney at the SEC. She began her career with clerkships at the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Walsh holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a master's degree in public affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College.
About Voya Financial® Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2014. The company had $484 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2015. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement CompanyTM. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com or view the company's 2014 annual report. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
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