Kirkland L. Hicks

by Edward Cates
Kirkland L. Hicks
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Lincoln Financial Group

Kirkland L. Hicks is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Lincoln Financial Group and is a member of the company’s Senior Management Committee.


In his role, Hicks oversees all activities for the legal, compliance, government relations and corporate secretary functions of the Company, as well as provides strategic counsel to the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Management Team and Board of Directors.


Hicks joined Lincoln Financial in December 2015 from Towers Watson & Co. (now Willis Towers Watson), where he had served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since 2012. He previously served in several senior counsel positions at Towers Watson and Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. Prior to joining Watson Wyatt in 2000, he worked in private practice.


Hicks serves on the Board of Visitors of Duke University Law School. He holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina A&T State University and a Law degree from Duke University Law School. He has also completed the Harvard Business School program for leadership development.

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