Council Members


Herb Seitz is the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Risk Management at Assurant and part of the Assurant Leadership Team.  In this role Herb is responsible for further deepening Assurant’s risk framework and working closely with the global Risk team, business leaders and key stakeholders internally and externally to embed risk management into the fabric of Assurant. The Risk Management function plays a key role in assessing, advising and assuring risk management activities to all employees and the Assurant board of directors.  Additionally, as a global priority Herb is responsible for establishing and guiding Assurant’s risk appetite and framework as the firm move towards creating stronger digital and risk analytics capabilities. 


Prior to his role at Assurant, Herb worked with Northern Trust where he served as the Chief Operational Risk Officer and Head of Risk Analytics. In that role, Herb led a team of 150 risk professionals globally. Herb set the vision and strategy for Operational Risk and Risk Analytics Areas for his global organization, while also leading the redesign of a firm-wide operational risk program in partnership with employees from all functions and lines of business. Herb has also held positions with HSBC and Merrill Lynch. 


Herb obtained his undergraduate degree from Marquette and an MBA from DePaul University. He is married with three children and lives in Chicago.