American International Group (AIG) has named six executives to corporate officer positions. Thomas Russo has been appointed as the executive vice president for legal, compliance, regulatory affairs, government affairs and general counsel, and Paulette Mullings Bradnock was named senior vice president and director of Internal Audit.

In addition, Jeffrey Hurd has been appointed as senior vice president for human resources and communications, Sandra Kapell has been named as vice president and global head of talent strategy and performance systems, Michael Cowan as senior vice president and chief administrative officer and Christina Pretto was named as senior vice president for communications.

Mr Russo joins AIG from Patton Boggs, where he served as senior counsel. Prior to that, he was a vice chairman of Lehman Brothers and chief legal officer of Lehman Brothers Holdings. He has experience in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement and broker-dealer operations.

Ms Mullings Bradnock served as deputy director and chief of staff for the Internal Audit Division. Prior to joining AIG in 2005, she worked for 21 years at JPMorgan Chase, where she held a number of senior audit positions including audit partner and vice president.

Mr Hurd held various senior positions within the company, most recently as its chief administrative officer. He also served as head of asset management restructuring and interim president of global real estate.

Ms Kapell will oversee talent management, development and training, including recruiting, succession planning and performance management. She will also be responsible for developing human resources systems to identify, measure and track the progress of human capital programs.

Mr Cowan have oversight responsibilities for operations and systems, corporate administration and the separation office. Prior to this, he was in Merrill Lynch. Christina Pretto joined in 2009 as a VP for corporate media relations. Earlier in Citigroup, she worked in senior communications roles for eight years, the last as managing director and global head of public affairs.

Robert Benmosche, president and CEO of AIG, said: “One of the keys to AIG’s success over its 90-year history and even more so, to its reemergence as a strong, independent company is our ability to attract and keep strong talent.

“These appointments will add another dimension of experience and energy to AIG’s talented group of leaders, who continue to do an incredible job facing enormous challenges.”