NEW YORK, March 26, 2007—Assurant, Inc. ("Assurant") (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, announced today that Robert Lewis has been named senior vice president and chief information officer, corporate technology group, effective immediately.
Mr. Lewis most recently served as executive vice president and chief information officer for Assurant Specialty Property. Prior to that he served Assurant Solutions in the same capacity, a role he assumed in April 2003. In this new role, Mr. Lewis will report to P. Bruce Camacho, Assurant's executive vice president and chief financial officer and oversee technology services that support Assurant's enterprise-wide applications, infrastructure and mainframe operations.
"We are very pleased to have Robert fill this important role," said Mr. Camacho. "His technical expertise, leadership ability and knowledge of our company will be invaluable to us as we continue to maximize our technical resources and leverage our information technology talent company-wide to support our long-term profitable growth objectives."
Mr. Lewis, 45, joined Assurant Solutions in 1999 as vice president, application development, information technology. Prior to joining Assurant, Mr. Lewis was president of Electronic Commerce Systems, a software and services company. He also served as executive vice president for Checkfree Corporation and was president of the Financial Products Division for Servantis Systems. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University.
Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected international markets. Its four key businesses—Assurant Employee Benefits, Assurant Health, Assurant Solutions and Assurant Specialty Property—have partnered with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments worldwide.
Assurant, a Fortune 500 company, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has more than $20 billion in assets and $7 billion in annual revenue. The Assurant Web site is www.assurant.com.
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