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AIG announces new global head of media and communications

AIG has appointed Dana E. Ripley to the newly created role of vice president, global head of media and external communications.

Ripley will be based in New York, and will report to AIG executive vice president, general counsel and global head of communications and government affairs, Lucy Fato. In his new role, he will be focused on articulating and communicating AIG’s strategy and value proposition to external stakeholders.

He joins AIG from 12A Consulting, where he was the founder and chief communications officer. Prior to that, Ripley was the chief communications officer at US Bank from 2014 to 2019, and senior vice president, corporate communications at Voya Financial from 2005 to 2014. He also held the role of director of media relations at Jackson National Life Distributors from 2003 to 2005. In addition, he has served as director of external communications at ING US Financial Services; assistant vice president, corporate communications at Security Benefit Group; and director of media relations at ReliaStar Financial.

Ripley has a master’s of business communication degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and a bachelor of arts degree from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN.

“Dana is a seasoned professional with significant industry experience and communications expertise. He will play a critical role in all aspects of our strategic communications efforts as we continue on our path to becoming a top performing company and leading insurance franchise,” said Fato.

“I am excited to join AIG at this important time and to be part of the historic turnaround and transformation taking place at this iconic company,” commented Ripley on his appointment. “AIG’s brand is synonymous with risk management and insurance excellence around the globe. It will be a privilege to represent AIG and to tell its compelling story of progress, innovation, change, and growth.”

 

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