General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Carol Newman is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Confie. She is an action-oriented leader with deep experience in the private and public sectors and all facets of the property and casualty insurance business. Over the past 30 years, Carol has served as Chief Legal Officer for major property and casualty companies including RLI Insurance Company and Chicago Insurance Company/Interstate Indemnity Company. From 1998 to 2007, Carol was the Chief Counsel for various business units at Allianz-Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. Carol has served as trusted advisor on compliance, governance, regulatory, corporate, litigation, reinsurance, employment and workers compensation. During her 12-year tenure at Chicago Insurance Company/Interstate Indemnity Company, Carol provided legal advice on non-standard automobile insurer, agency/broker and MGA business. She also led the stabilization of a $20 billion company as Acting President and CEO at State Compensation Insurance Fund during a time of transition for CEO, COO and CFO. Carol earned a bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois. She is admitted to practice law in the states of Illinois and California.