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Susan Blount

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Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Susan L. Blount has served as senior vice president and general counsel of Prudential Financial, Inc. since 2005. She is responsible for the company’s global law, compliance and business ethics (LCBE) organization.

Blount joined Prudential’s Law Department in 1985 as an attorney in the company’s commercial real estate operations. During her career at Prudential, Blount has held a variety of leadership positions in the Law Department, including vice president and secretary for the Company through the period of Prudential’s demutualization in late 2001.

In recent years, Prudential’s Law Department has been recognized as an Employer of Choice by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, a Legal Department of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal, and the Corporate Law Department of the Year by the NJ Hispanic Association. It has received special recognition by the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers, and LCBE’s Diversity Council was honored by the Association of Diversity Councils.

Prior to joining Prudential, Blount was an associate at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Montclair State University, The ProBono Partnership and NJ LEEP, Inc. (Law and Education Empowerment Project). She is a member of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, and she is a Founder of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas.

Blount graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in history and a J.D., with honors. She is a member of the bars of New Jersey and Illinois.