Reporting directly to AIG’s Chairman & CEO, Peter Zaffino, Walsh is set to play a pivotal role as part of AIG’s Executive Leadership Team. Until Walsh officially assumes her role, Rose Marie Glazer will continue as Interim General Counsel.
Walsh, an industry veteran, brings a wealth of experience to her new position. Her extensive background includes her most recent role at Stripe, where she served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, overseeing all legal and regulatory aspects of the company. Notably, Walsh has been a Director on the Board of Corebridge Financial since September 2022 and also holds a position on the Board of Mt. Holyoke College.
Zaffino commented on the appointment, “Trish is a top legal expert in financial services, with considerable insurance industry knowledge, customer focus, and experience navigating today’s financial and regulatory environment.
“I am very excited to have Trish join us at this pivotal time as we position AIG for the next phase of our journey to becoming a top-performing company. As Chairman of the Corebridge Financial Board of Directors, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Trish and I am very confident that she will be a terrific addition to our leadership team and will have a significant and positive impact on AIG.”
In her capacity as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at AIG, Walsh will shoulder the responsibility of overseeing AIG’s legal, compliance, and regulatory functions. Additionally, she will lead the charge in managing government affairs for the company.
Walsh’s career highlights include serving as Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer of Voya Financial, and holding key roles such as Deputy General Counsel at Cigna Corp. and at MassMutual Life Insurance Company. Her earlier career involved working as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and contributing to the Office of the General Counsel at the SEC.
Earlier in her career, Walsh was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and worked for the Office of the General Counsel at the SEC.
Walsh commented, saying”“I am honored and proud to join AIG, an iconic company poised for exciting expansion and global growth. Over my career, I’ve been privileged to help new companies scale and established companies find new opportunities to increase enterprise value.
She added: “AIG’s leadership team, under Peter’s guidance, encompasses both the bold vision and mission-driven focus I associate with start-ups with the disciplined execution and operational excellence of more established companies. I’m thrilled to be part of AIG’s journey.”
This appointment signals AIG’s strategic focus on strengthening its legal and compliance leadership, bringing on board a seasoned professional with a proven track record in navigating complex legal and regulatory landscapes.