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Michael Blackshear ’91

Michael Blackshear ’91

Senior Vice President
Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
Ryan Specialty Group

Michael Blackshear serves as senior vice president, chief compliance and privacy officer for Ryan Specialty Group (RSG).

Blackshear has over 29 years of financial service and executive experience in the areas of compliance and risk management. Prior to joining RSG, he was the North America Chief Compliance Officer for Chubb Insurance Group. Before his time with Chubb, he held various leadership roles with Marsh & McLennan Companies, focusing on compliance and government affairs. Before joining Marsh, he held compliance and risk management advisory roles for KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Blackshear currently lectures as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.

Blackshear was recently named and recognized in Insurance Business America’s (IBA) Global 100, for 2021. In 2020, he was named in IBA Hot 100 insurance practitioners that shaped, transformed, and pushed the insurance industry forward with his dedication, mentorship and vision. Blackshear also has been honored by both Syracuse University, receiving the Chancellor’s Citation and by Fordham’s Black Law Student Association, receiving the Annual Ruth Whitehead Whaley Award for being a prominent alumnus in the field of compliance.

Blackshear obtained his J.D. from Fordham Law School, his MBA from St. John’s University and his B.S. in finance from the Whitman School.

Blackshear’s Syracuse University service also include the Office of Multicultural Advancement Advisory Board and the National Campaign Council.