Retired Senior Vice President, Risk & Advisory Services Assurant, Inc.
Chris Harrison CIA, CMA, was the Chief Audit Executive at Assurant, Inc., a specialty insurance company and a member of the Fortune 500. In this leadership role, Chris was responsible for ensuring that all of Assurant’s worldwide internal auditing activity provides the Board of Directors and management with independent, objective assurance and consulting advice designed to improve the effectiveness of Assurant’s operations.
Chris was with Assurant for 27 years beginning in 1988 when he joined American Bankers Insurance Group in Miami as a financial analyst. Since then he has held positions in several different areas including Finance, IT, HR and now Audit. In 2006 he was named SVP of Human Resources for Assurant Specialty Property, one of the four divisions of Assurant, Inc. where he was recognized for his leadership and contribution to the successful integration of a significant acquisition. In 2008 he assumed his current role. Here again, he has been recognized for successfully transforming the Risk and Advisory Services Department into a highly effective internal audit function which repeatedly provides value to the Board of Directors and management. He is now on a mission to ensure that the department continues to develop on its journey to being a world class internal audit function.
Chris received a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Windsor, in Ontario, Canada and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Florida. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).