Kirkland L. Hicks
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Kirkland L. Hicks is executive vice president and general counsel for Lincoln Financial Group and is a member of the company’s senior management committee. In his role, Hicks oversees all activities for the legal, compliance, government relations and corporate secretary functions of the company, as well as provides strategic counsel to the CEO, senior management team and board of directors.
He joined Lincoln Financial in December 2015 from Towers Watson & Co., (now Willis Towers Watson), where he had served as vice president, general counsel and secretary since 2012. Hicks previously served in several senior counsel positions at Towers Watson and Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. Prior to joining Watson Wyatt in 2000, he worked in private practice.
Hicks serves on the board of visitors of Duke University Law School, where he earned his law degree, as well as the board of visitors of North Carolina A&T State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He has also completed the Harvard Business School program for leadership development.