Walnut Creek, Calif., 01 August 2017 – Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today that Rob Bauer has joined the company as Corporate Legal Counsel. Bauer succeeds Kate Rager, who has been promoted to General Counsel for Ascension.
In his new role, Rob will advise on and provide solutions for various corporate legal matters—including, but not limited to, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, employment law matters, and dispute resolution. He will be based out of Ascension’s Overland Park, Kansas office.
Robs joins Ascension after four years as Corporate Counsel at MetLife, where he advised structured finance and food and agribusiness clients on strategic, structural, and documentation issues for debt origination and servicing matters. In 2016, Rob was nominated to the Agricultural Investments Refinement Committee, where he collaborated with business partners to identify and execute possibilities for organizational refinement. Previously, he worked as an Associate Attorney at Baird Holm LLP, where he practiced as a transactional attorney focusing on commercial lending and real estate transactions.
“Rob’s legal expertise and insurance background is a great boon for Ascension—we’re very excited to have him on the team,” said Kate Rager, General Counsel for Ascension.
“I’m excited to be a part of such an energetic and ambitious team. I look forward to using my knowledge and skill set to facilitate Ascension’s continued growth and success in the insurance industry,” said Rob.
Licensed to practice law in Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas, Rob earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Iowa State University and subsequently his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he served as Articles Editor for “The Journal of Corporation Law.”
About Ascension Insurance, Inc.
Ascension Insurance, Inc. is a premier insurance agency that offers superior risk-management and benefits-consulting services across the U.S. It is ranked within the top 50 largest agencies in the country by revenue, with approximately 480 employees in more than 30 locations nationwide. Ascension is a privately held corporation; alongside its private-equity partners, Parthenon Capital and Century Capital Management, the company expects to continue its strong growth trajectory through additional acquisitions and organic growth.