Insurance firm Lincoln Financial Group announced Craig Beazer has been named executive vice president and general counsel.

In his new role, Beazer will oversee all activities for the legal, compliance, government relations, and corporate secretary functions of the company, as well as provide strategic counsel to the CEO, senior management team, and board of directors. Beazer replaces Leon Roday, who will retire in February following a complete transition of responsibilities.

Beazer will report to President and CEO Dennis Glass and will sit on the senior management committee, which drives the company’s long-term strategy.

Previously, Beazer worked for Cleveland-based KeyBank as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He joined Lincoln Financial in 2018 as executive vice president and deputy general counsel. Prior to KeyBank, Beazer held senior legal positions with GE and GE Capital, Bank of America, and BNY Mellon.