CSAA Insurance Group Names Katherine Evans EVP, Chief Legal Officer

Evans will provide legal, regulatory and compliance oversight and guidance for the company and serve as legal advisor to the board of directors, the CEO and other senior executives.

(Katherine Evans as its EVP, Chief Legal Officer, CSAA Insurance Group. Source: CSAA.)

CSAA Insurance Group (Walnut Creek, Calif.), a AAA insurer, has named Katherine Evans as its Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. In this role, she will provide legal, regulatory and compliance oversight and guidance for the company and serve as legal advisor to the board of directors, the CEO and other senior executives, according to a statement from the insurer. Evans will report to the company’s president and CEO, Mike Zukerman.

“Katie brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership in her previous role as interim chief legal officer,” comments Zukerman. “We are thrilled to have her continue in this role and her expertise will be invaluable as we navigate the complexities of our industry. We are confident that Katie’s vision and insight will be instrumental in driving our company forward.”

Mike Zukerman, President and CEO, CSAA Insurance Group.

“I’m honored to lead such a talented and dedicated team to manage our legal landscape and support the company’s mission,” Zukerman adds. “Together, we will continue to help drive our strategic initiatives and create innovative solutions, ensuring we provide exceptional service to our customers and stakeholders.”

Before being named CSAA’s interim chief legal officer in 2023, Evans served as the company’s vice president of regulatory and government affairs for five years and played a key role in the company’s efforts to innovate and operationalize new business ideas. She currently serves on the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds board and has also served on CSAA’s pro bono committee supporting free legal programs offered to local communities.

Prior to joining CSAA Insurance Group, Evans was an insurance regulatory partner with Dentons, one of the largest law firms globally. She co-authored “Dentons” Guide to Insurance Market Regulation,” and was recognized in 2013 as a “Rising Star” by Law360, one of five insurance attorneys nationwide to be recognized.

Evans graduated with honors from University of California, Santa Cruz and received her law degree, cum laude, from University of California, Hastings, where she was managing editor of the Hastings Law Review.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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