Craig T. Beazer

by Justin Cates
Craig T. Beazer
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Lincoln Financial Group

Craig T. Beazer is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Lincoln Financial Group.

In this role, Beazer oversees all activities for the legal, compliance, government relations and corporate secretary functions of the company, and provides strategic counsel to the CEO, senior management team and board of directors. He reports to Dennis Glass, president and CEO, and sits on the company’s Senior Management committee, which drives the company’s long-term strategy.

Before joining Lincoln, Beazer worked for Cleveland-based KeyBank, where he servedas Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that, he held leadership roles at major financial services companies, including The Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America Corp., and General Electric Capital Corporation. He also held a number of private practice roles, beginning his career as an associate with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Beazer is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals and the Securities and Corporate Practices Committees. Beazer is also on the Board of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Beazer earned his J.D. from New York University and a B.A. from Iona College.

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