Posted on 17 May 2010
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced on Friday that the AIG Board of Directors has elected William N. Dooley AIG Executive Vice President, Financial Services. The Board also elected Mark Herr AIG Vice President, Corporate Media Relations, and Tal Kaissar AIG Vice President and Director of Taxes.
Mr. Dooley is responsible for the AIG Financial Services business, which includes International Lease Finance Corporation, American General Finance, Inc., and AIG Consumer Finance Group, Inc. Mr. Dooley reports to AIG President and Chief Executive Officer Robert N. Benmosche and was most recently AIG Senior Vice President, Financial Services. Since joining AIG in 1978, he has served in various senior roles in AIG's financial management and investment areas, including Vice President and Treasurer of AIG, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of American International Underwriters, and Senior Vice President and Treasurer of AIG Investment Corporation. He was elected AIG Vice President in 1996 and AIG Senior Vice President in 1998. Before joining AIG, Mr. Dooley was employed by European American Bank, New York. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.
Mark Herr will oversee all aspects of AIG's corporate media relations, including developing and implementing AIG's media relations strategy, counseling senior management on media affairs, and coordinating media activities with AIG's communications professionals around the world. Mr. Herr joined the AIG media relations team in early 2009, initially focusing on divestitures and other activities related to AIG's restructuring. Later, his media relations responsibilities were expanded to include legal, regulatory and public policy issues. Mr. Herr reports to Christina Pretto, AIG Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications.
Mr. Herr joined AIG from Merrill Lynch, where he served as chief media spokesperson and strategist for legal, regulatory and public policy issues. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Herr served as the Director and Assistant Attorney General in charge of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Herr was in private practice as a litigator, served as a speechwriter for New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, and worked as a reporter for United Press International, the Atlanta Journal, and the Bergen Record. Mr. Herr earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University, a master's degree from Columbia University, and his law degree from Seton Hall University's School of Law.
As AIG Vice President and Director of Taxes, Mr. Kaissar has accounting, reporting, and transactional responsibilities for all aspects of AIG taxation worldwide. He reports to David L. Herzog, AIG Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kaissar joined AIG's Corporate Tax group in 2007 as Director, Tax Operations. He had previously served as Co-Head of Global Tax Accounting for Citigroup, which he joined after serving in progressively responsible tax roles in Ernst & Young's Financial Services practice, including tax Senior Manager. Mr. Kaissar earned his B.S. from Rutgers University and is a Certified Public Accountant.