NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 -- Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, today announcesRobyn Price Stonehill, 42, as executive vice president, chief human resources officer and member of the company’s management committee, effective July 15, 2014. Price Stonehill will report to Robert B. Pollock, president and CEO of Assurant, Inc. She succeeds Sylvia R. Wagner, 65, who will retire this year following a distinguished 40-year career with the company. 

"Robyn Price Stonehill is a great example of our deep bench of talent at Assurant," said Pollock. "Her proven leadership abilities and financial acumen will be important to Assurant as we adapt to address expanding consumer needs and grow. She exemplifies our company’s values and will be a strong steward of a company culture dedicated to helping customers protect what matters most to them." In her new role, Price Stonehill will lead Assurant’s human resources functions, including total rewards programs, talent management and shared services functions. Price Stonehill previously served as senior vice president, compensation, benefits and shared services at Assurant since 2011. In that role, she set the vision and design of the total rewards programs and talent acquisition in support of the company’s strategy. Throughout her 15-year career at Assurant, she held roles of increasing responsibility related to compensation, retirement, health and welfare and other human resource roles. Prior to joining Assurant in 1999, Price Stonehill advised clients on benefits and retirement matters at Arthur Andersen and KPMG.  

Sylvia Wagner Retirement

Sylvia Wagner led Assurant human resources and development teams at Assurant since July 2009, during a period of significant change in the insurance and financial services industry.

"As the chief advocate for our culture and our employees, Sylvia provided valuable guidance and outstanding service as we have refined our strategy and reshaped our organization for growth," said Pollock. "Among her contributions were multiple initiatives to increase innovation, gain enterprise efficiencies and develop adaptive leadership skills critical to the ongoing transformation of Assurant. We are grateful for her dedicated service." Executive biographies for Price Stonehill and Wagner are available at, or from the company.

About Assurant

Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America, Latin America, Europe and other select worldwide markets. The four key businesses -- Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health and Assurant Employee Benefits -- partner with clients who are leaders in their industries and build leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments. Assurant businesses provide mobile device protection; debt protection administration; credit-related insurance; warranties and service contracts; pre-funded funeral insurance; solar project insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance; renters insurance and related products; manufactured housing homeowners insurance; individual health and small employer group health insurance; group dental insurance; group disability insurance; and group life insurance.

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 16,600 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. For more information on Assurant, please visit and follow us on Twitter @AssurantNews.

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