Genworth Names Ex-Goldman Partner Higgins to Board of Directors

Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW), the seller of life insurance and mortgage guarantees, elected Melina E. Higgins to serve as a new independent director.

Higgins, 45, retired from Goldman Sachs in 2010 after a career of almost 20 years and had been a managing director and partner at the bank, the Richmond, Virginia-based insurer said today in a statement distributed by PR Newswire.

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