NEWARK, N.J. -- (Business Wire)
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) announced today that it has
promoted Susan Blount to executive vice president. In this role, she
will continue to oversee the company’s Law, Compliance, Business Ethics
and External Affairs departments. Blount has served as senior vice
president and general counsel at Prudential since 2005. In 2012, she was
appointed to the company’s Office of the Chairman group.
“Prudential has benefited greatly over the years from Susan’s insightful
counsel,” said Prudential Chairman and CEO John Strangfeld. “Her deep
understanding of our businesses, markets and regulatory environment make
her a uniquely qualified member of our senior management team.”
Blount joined Prudential in 1985 as an attorney in the company’s
commercial real estate operations. Since then, she has held a variety of
leadership positions, including vice president and secretary when the
company demutualized in 2001 and chief counsel for the Investment
Blount is active on issues related to higher education. She serves on
the board of Montclair State University, and she previously served on
the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. She also serves on the
board of trustees of NJ LEEP, a high school enrichment program in
Newark, and is a founding board member of the Center for Women in Law at
the University of Texas, which is devoted to improving the success of
the entire spectrum of women in law. She is also a board member of the
Pro Bono Partnership and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
In 2011, Blount received the “Women of Power and Influence Award” from
the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women. In
2012, she was recognized as one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st
Century” by Women’s eNews for her pioneering work to increase
diversity and inclusion in the law profession.
Under Blount’s leadership, Prudential’s Law Department has been
recognized as an “Employer of Choice” by the Minority Corporate Counsel
Association; a “Legal Department of the Year” by the New Jersey Law
Journal; and the “Corporate Law Department of the Year” by the New
Jersey Hispanic Bar Association.
Blount graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a
bachelor’s degree in history and a juris doctor with honors.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), a financial services leader with
approximately $1.06 trillion of assets under management as of March 31,
2013, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin
America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to
helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their
wealth through a variety of products and services, including life
insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and
investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has
stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a
century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Bob DeFillippo, 973-802-4149
Source: Prudential Financial, Inc.
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