Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Ann Kappler became General Counsel of Prudential in 2020 after serving as the company's Deputy General Counsel and Head of External Affairs for six years. Prior to joining Prudential in 2009, she was a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington, D.C. Ann serves on the board of the Pro Bono Partnership and is a former member of the board of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
Ann has also served as the executive sponsor of the legal department's diversity and inclusion initiatives, and was instrumental in diversifying the ranks of Prudential's outside counsel even before becoming general counsel.
Prudential Financial, Inc., promotes diversity through business resource groups, supplier diversity programs, and a Business Diversity Outreach program, which creates partnerships with diversity-oriented organizations.
Prudential was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
2020: Andrew Pak, Mary McClure; 2019: Lisa Baltazar, Ida Colon Perez; 2018: Miguel Angel Nieves, Deidre Downes; 2017: Mikako Cho, Judy Hopkins; 2016: Kenyatta Bolden, Nabanita C. Nag; 2015: Mahsa Parangi, Hideyuki Sakamoto; 2014: Vicky Vuong Ferrazza, Christian P. Mendoza; 2013: Sun-Jin Moon, Brian T. Sakamoto; 2012: Julian Anthony Bobb, Mark Huang; 2011: Thais Alexander, Carlos R. Gonzalez
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2021: Erin Gormley, Christopher Coon, Alexis Braun, Jade Davis, Jordan Dunbar, Nina Catanzaro, Olivia Pereira, Tavius Clark, Ummehani Majeed; 2020: Atilla Azami, Dean Mosley, Eric Moreno, Kevin Darby, Michael Haney, Carlos Cortes, Giancarlo Piccinini, Sammuel Kim, Jessica Kriegsfeld, Gabriela Urias, Makesi Buddy; 2019: Owen Gonzalez, Richard Samboy, Maninder Singh¬¨, Mariestela Somarriba, William Lee, Chiemeka Onwuanaegbule, Brittany Taylor, Amir Elmonairy, Ethan Heller, Samantha Holleritter, Robert Sheran, Jarrett Thompson; 2018: Trisha Aggarwal, Sabrina Bazelais, Eric Jeffrey Brannock, Brandon Bucio, Yadilsa Diaz, Rachel Frost, Katherine Harris, Megan Misencik, Anise Molina, Kayla Scoccola, Daynelis Vargas, Tenzin Woedbum; 2017: Faneeza Ali, Breanna Anderson, Omar Debs, Alice Hong, Ateven Iezzi, Amanda Lutick, David Salk, Christopher Soares, Amanda Williams, Yustina Zakhary, David Zhai; 2016: Marcos Alvarez, K. Braeden Anderson, Timothy Chessher, Zachary Feldman, Margaret Hoffman, Anthony Johnson, Latiqua Liles, Christina McLeod, Christopher Morel, Catherine Morgan, Samuel Norwood, Ja Hyeon Park, Brittany Porter, Brett Workman, Alexandra Zapata-Aquino; 2015: Evan Xavier Bakhet, Ardinez Domgjoni, Gabriella V. Fortun, Evan Hall, Jiali (Keli) Huang, Shamara Ramona James, Xiaoyang Ma, Virginia Daniela Macias, Patrick Joseph O'Brian, Nathania Reyes, Dorichel Rodriguez, Riane Nicole Sharp, Joge Sotto; 2014: Iskender Mikail Bayrak, Tahir Boykins, Jane Chung, Asha Dais, Gregory Green, Soo-Jin Kim, Norma Lopez Campos, Monica Martinez, Ingrid Messbauer, Pooja Patel, Daniel Pyon, Alicia Serena Walker, Diana Yu; 2013: Monica Jun, Eunice Yoon; 2012: Washcarina Ma Alonzo, Sakkara Blanchard, Jasmine Rasool, Peter Robau
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020, 2019, 2015, 2014
Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2015, 2014)
Member: Ann Kappler
Diversity Professional: Lisa Martinez Wolmart
Communications: Ann M. Meagher