The board of Assurant Inc. has elected Elaine Rosen to be its chairman.
Rosen, 57, who has been the vice chair at Assurant, New York (NYSE:AIZ), is replacing Dr. John Palms, 75.
Palms plans to stay on the Assurant board until the company’s annual meeting, in May 2011.
Rosen spent years at Unum Group Corp., Chattanooga, Tenn., and at one point was president of UNUM Life Insurance Company of America. She has been on the Assurant board since February 2009 and vice chair since May 2010,