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Harriet Edelman


Ms. Edelman was elected to Assurant’s board of directors in August 2017. She serves as Vice Chairman of Emigrant Bank, the largest privately held, family owned and operated community bank in the U.S. She previously served as Special Advisor to the chairman of the bank. From 2010 to 2021, she led the bank’s finance, information technology and credit administration operations. She joined the bank in 2008, after spending 29 years at Avon Products, Inc., rising to the roles of Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President of global supply chain and business transformation and member of the company’s executive committee. Ms. Edelman currently chairs the Board of Directors of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. She also chairs the Talent & Compensation Committee of Brinker International and is a member of its Audit Committee. Over the past 20 years, Ms. Edelman’s public company board experience has included software company Ariba, Inc., The Hershey Company, and the biopharmaceutical firm UCB, Inc., among others. Ms. Edelman previously served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University.