Keith W. Demmings
Keith W. Demmings is president of Assurant, Inc., a role he assumed in May 2021. He also has been named to succeed Alan Colberg as CEO and director in January 2022.
In the role of president, Mr. Demmings is responsible for leading the company’s global business operations, which includes its Global Lifestyle and Global Housing operating segments. He is focused on accelerating growth across the connected world - with connected devices, connected cars and in the connected home and leveraging the opportunities created by the convergence across these lines of business. As president, he is continuing to drive profitable growth to lead to outperformance for Assurant’s customers, employees and shareholders, now and for the future. He is a champion of a growth and innovation mindset, fiercely advocating for a diverse and inclusive approach to the development, hiring and deployment of talent. Importantly, he is working to further collaborate across the organization to better serve customers and enhance the customer experience around the world.
In 2016, Mr. Demmings was elevated to president of Global Lifestyle, including Assurant’s international operations. He led the rapid expansion of the Global Lifestyle business through organic growth, innovation of products and services across the business segment, and several acquisitions – including Assurant’s $2.5 Billion acquisition of The Warranty Group. Under his leadership, Global Lifestyle grew significantly to become Assurant’s largest business segment.
Prior to that, he served as president, International, with overall accountability and management of Assurant’s global presence across all business lines, with operations throughout Asia, Canada, Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Ensuring the development of the company’s global mindset, he strengthened Assurant’s international footprint, expanding its capabilities and improving its competitive position.
Mr. Demmings began his career at Assurant in 1997 as a sales intern in the Toronto, Canada office, for what was then American Bankers. Progressing through the organization, he managed clients and increasingly larger P&L’s. Mr. Demmings eventually became the president of the Assurant’s Canadian business in 2005.
Mr. Demmings holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria in Canada and lives with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.