Prudential Financial announced Tim Harris, executive vice president and general counsel, has decided to retire. Ann Kappler, senior vice president, deputy general counsel and head of external affairs, will assume the vacant role, effective Sept. 1.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Harris was named general counsel in October 2015. He had previously worked at Prudential as deputy general counsel and chief legal officer, U.S. businesses for nearly eight years. Harris’ time with Prudential dates back to 1999.

Kappler joined Prudential in 2009 as a chief legal officer, assuming positions with increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Prudential, she held a variety of roles including general counsel, Fannie Mae; partner at WilmerHale; partner at Jenner & Block; and law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Blackmun.

Kappler will report to Chairman and CEO Charles Lowrey and will join Prudential’s executive leadership team. Harris will remain at Prudential through the first quarter of 2021 as part of the transition.