Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Lincoln Financial Group 

Craig Beazer became General Counsel of Lincoln Financial Group in 2021, after holding a similar role for Cleveland-based KeyBank. Earlier in his career, Craig held senior legal responsibilities at GE, GE Capital, and Bank of America. He has also been a faculty member for The Knowledge Group and the Practicing Law Institute. 

Lincoln Financial has a history of diversity that includes employing the first woman to pass the actuarial exam in the U.S. and a 1950 commitment to go beyond legal requirements to provide opportunities for people of color. Today, the company continues its commitment to inclusion through initiatives to help women in the financial sector and comprehensive training and development programs. 

Joined LCLD 2017 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Claire HannaSarah Montgomery; 2021: Maureen Mattson, Martha Richardson Sacrinty; 2020: Alice Palmer; 2018: Christine Swift 

Pathfinders Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Samera Kadry, Alexa Greenberg; 2021: Rachael Marek, Dominique B.E. Ward; 2020: Elitza Miteva

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021

Annual Meeting (2017)

Member: Craig Beazer

Diversity Professional: Angelin MainesLinda Skibik