Lincoln Financial Group has named Leon Roday as executive vice president and general counsel, effective as of Dec. 14.

In his new role, Roday 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. He will report directly to President and CEO Dennis Glass and will sit on the company’s senior management committee, which drives the company’s long-term strategy.

Most recently, Roday worked for Genworth Financial and GE Financial Assurance, where he served as general counsel, executive vice president, and secretary to the board for nearly 20 years. Prior to that, he was a partner with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and McCrae, where he specialized in insurance, litigation and corporate transactions. He began his legal career as an intern for both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the United States Attorney’s Office.