Sara Kendall, Ryan Specialty Holdings
21 April 2023Analysis

Ryan Specialty appoints new compliance officer

Ryan Specialty Holdings has announced that Sara Kendall has joined Ryan Specialty as deputy chief compliance officer.

Kendall will support and assist with managing the firm’s global strategic initiatives on ethics, compliance, privacy, and risk management.

The company said that she will be integral in driving compliance initiatives, as well as ensuring continuous implementation and enhancement of Ryan Specialty’s global regulatory and compliance program. Her primary focus is to lead the regulatory & compliance division’s monitoring, testing, and risk assessments activities.

Kendall joins Ryan Specialty with more than 25 years of insurance industry experience in compliance, risk management, underwriting, sales, and claims. Prior to Ryan Specialty, she was with Markel Corporation, a global specialty insurance carrier where she served as the director, claims compliance.

Before that she served as Vice President, Claims Compliance for Chubb Insurance Group. In both roles, Kendall provided strategic leadership to teams responsible for developing, implementing, and enhancing regulatory and compliance programs.

“Sara brings a combination of practical experience of industry knowledge, compliance skillset, and insurance business operational experience,” said Michael Blackshear, Ryan Specialty chief compliance & privacy officer. “This background will be critical with assisting Ryan Specialty in operationalizing compliance standards across the enterprise and will help mitigate complex compliance and regulatory issues. I am excited that Sara has joined the Ryan Specialty family and look forward to our work together.”