AIG Announces Executive Appointments
February 02, 2010 12:28 PM Eastern Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--American International Group, Inc. (AIG) today announced it has
named six executives to corporate officer positions.
“One of the keys to AIG’s success over its 90-year history—and even more so, to its reemergence as a strong,
independent company—is our ability to attract and keep strong talent,” commented AIG President and Chief
Executive Officer Robert H. Benmosche. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with some of the most
seasoned and committed people in financial services today. These appointments will add another dimension of
experience and energy to AIG’s talented group of leaders, who continue to do an incredible job facing enormous
The new AIG executives are:
Thomas Russo was named AIG Executive Vice President, Legal, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs and Government
Affairs and General Counsel. Mr. Russo joins AIG from the New York office of Patton Boggs LLP, where he
served as Senior Counsel. Prior to that, he was a Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers Inc. and Chief Legal Officer of
Lehman Brothers Holdings. Before joining Lehman in 1993, Mr. Russo was a Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham
& Taft and a member of its Management Committee. Mr. Russo has significant experience in Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement and broker-dealer operations, and worked for the SEC from 1969 to
1971 as an attorney in its Division of Trading and Markets. He was an Advisor to the Brady Commission, as well as
Deputy General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the first Director of its Division of
Trading and Markets. He will report to Mr. Benmosche.
“I am excited to participate in a process at AIG to both repay the funds owed the U.S. taxpayers, and to continue to
have a company in which all employees and stakeholders will be proud,” Mr. Russo said.
Paulette Mullings Bradnock was named AIG Senior Vice President and Director of