Alliant Insurance Services, an independent insurance brokerage firm, has named longtime in-house counsel Jennifer Baumann general counsel and corporate secretary. Baumann takes the reigns of the firm’s national legal strategy following a decade-long tenure as the firm’s assistant general counsel.

Baumann ascends to this new role as Alliant continues to engage in an active expansion campaign via organic growth, strategic hiring, and acquisitions. Her core responsibilities will include oversight of M&A, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, litigation, and equity, the company said.

Baumann assumes the role of general counsel and corporate secretary from long-time Alliant legal head Ken Zak, who is retiring from his post following 11 years atop Alliant’s legal team and more than three decades in the field of law.