Prudential Financial’s general counsel, Harris, to retire

    Newark-based Prudential Financial announced on Monday that Tim Harris, executive vice president and general counsel, is retiring. Ann Kappler, senior vice president, deputy general counsel and head of external affairs, will take over the role, effective Sept. 1.

    “On behalf of the entire leadership team, we’d like to thank Tim for his meaningful contributions to Prudential and congratulate Ann on her new role,” Charles Lowrey, chairman and CEO, Prudential Financial, said. “This smooth transition is a testament to the deep bench of talent and culture of internal mobility that was cultivated under Tim’s leadership.”

    Kappler joined Prudential in 2009 as chief legal officer and since has assumed roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to Prudential, she was the general counsel at Fannie Mae; a partner at WilmerHale and Jenner & Block; and a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Blackmun.

    Kappler will report to Lowrey and will join the executive leadership team. Harris will remain through the first quarter of 2021 to help with the transition.