John S. Roberts
President and Chief Executive Officer
Assurant Employee Benefits
Mr. Roberts became President and Chief Executive Officer of Assurant Employee Benefits March 15, 2009, a position he had held on an interim basis since July 2007. Mr. Roberts joined Assurant as managing director of Disability RMS in 2003 and was promoted to president in 2004. Under his direction, Disability RMS received the 2006 and 2007 Best Places to Work in Maine award for large companies. Prior to joining Assurant and Disability RMS, Mr. Roberts held a variety of top positions at Unum and UnumProvident Corporation in the areas of group insurance operations and long-term disability products. His extensive experience in managing underwriting, claims, product and systems development, and marketing areas has contributed to market-leading sales results year after year. Mr. Roberts is currently a member of the board of directors for The Council of Disability Awareness, a past chairman of the Health Insurance Association of America's (HIAA) Disability Sub-committee, and Board trustee and treasurer for the Portland (Maine) Museum of Art. Mr. Roberts received his bachelor's degree in economics from Bowdoin College and holds a CLU designation from the American College 1983.