Ventas Appoints Carey Roberts as General Counsel

CHICAGO — Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has hired Carey Shea Roberts as executive vice president, general counsel, and ethics and compliance officer.

Roberts will lead the company’s legal, compliance and enterprise risk management functions, reporting to Debra Cafaro, Ventas chairman and CEO. Roberts succeeds T. Richard Riney, the company’s first general counsel, who recently retired.

Roberts joins Ventas from Assurant Inc., where she served as executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. She previously served as deputy general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer of Marsh & McLennan Cos..

Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan Companies, Roberts was a partner in the corporate practice of Covington & Burling LLP, where she counseled companies in a wide range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and information technology.

Roberts serves on the boards of directors of The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and The American Alpine Club. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and her law degree from the George Washington University Law School, both with honors.