Stewart Names New Chief Legal Officer

October 25, 2022

Stewart Information Services Corp. announced Elizabeth Giddens will succeed John Killea as chief legal officer.

Killea joined Stewart in 2000, serving as chief legal officer and chief compliance officer since 2011. Giddens will also serve as deputy chief legal officer and work alongside Killea during the transition.

"Since I became CEO in 2019, I have benefited from John's judgement and advice on a wide variety of issues affecting our company,” said Fred Eppinger, Stewart’s CEO. “During his 22-plus years at Stewart, he has been a trusted and dependable leader to our employees and customers alike, guiding a legal team that is recognized for its excellence in our industry. I wish him all the best in his well-earned retirement.

"I'm excited to have Elizabeth onboard working with John as he transitions. She has a diverse background including a number of years in the mortgage industry with proven success and she brings deep experience in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and ethics and compliance to Stewart,” he continued.

Giddens comes to Stewart with nearly 25 years of legal expertise, including five years at a top international law firm and 16 years at several public companies, most recently serving as senior vice president and general counsel at Integer Holdings Corp., where she led its legal department.

Killea added: “I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with an extraordinary group of people over my 22 years at Stewart. I look forward to working with Elizabeth and the entire legal team on a smooth transition. Elizabeth is a fantastic addition, well equipped to lead and collaborate with the talented team that I am leaving behind. I will be departing a Stewart that has transformed itself under Fred's leadership and is now well-positioned for an even more promising future."

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