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Adventist Risk Management Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel Leaves

Robert Burrow will become general counsel of the North American Division.

Wilona Karimabadi, Adventist Risk Management
Adventist Risk Management Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel Leaves
Robert Burrow, who is leaving his position as chief legal officer and general counsel of Adventist Risk Management. [Photo: Adventist Risk Management]

Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM), bids farewell to longtime employee, chief legal officer and general counsel Robert Burrow.

Burrow leaves ARM to join the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD) headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, United States, to serve as general counsel. His new role is the first of its kind for the division, which represents Seventh-day Adventists throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and Guam.

“Bob Burrow has faithfully served ARM with distinction and widely recognized quality for many years,” ARM president James Winegardner said. “The new opportunity he is accepting will continue ARM’s relationship as he serves the church from within one of our largest customers, the NAD. We are looking forward to working with him in his new role, even as we will miss his direct service to ARM.”

“ARM’s mission of protecting the ministry of the church has provided me with the privilege of being involved in some of the toughest problems our church has faced and being involved in the solutions,” Burrow said. “I support ARM and always will. I believe in what ARM does.”

Known to colleagues simply as Bob, Burrow began his career at ARM while still a student at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. After graduating in 1985 with a degree in business management, Burrows continued to work part time for ARM before beginning law school at the University of Maryland in 1987 and continued throughout his training.

After earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1990, Burrow transitioned to full-time work, first as an assistant claims specialist and eventually becoming head of the legal department and a vice president. He left for a stint in private practice in 1997 but returned to ARM in 2001, and he has continued to serve there until his recent resignation.

About Adventist Risk Management

Adventist Risk Management, Inc. is the risk management and insurance company of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The company provides risk management services and insurance product solutions to assist the Adventist Church in eliminating oversights that can lead to costly accidents. ARM has its corporate headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, and satellite offices in St. Albans, England, and Brasilia, Brazil.

The original version of this story was posted on the Adventist Risk Management news site.

Wilona Karimabadi, Adventist Risk Management