McGraw-Hill-Financial-logo2McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) announced the appointment of Lucy Fato, 47, as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective August 4, 2014.

She succeeds Kenneth M. Vittor, who will be retiring pursuant to the company’s longstanding retirement policies for senior executives. Mr. Vittor has 33 years of outstanding service with the company, including leading the legal department as General Counsel since 1995.

Since 2005, Ms. Fato has served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary atMarsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan Companies, she was a partner at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York.

Ms. Fato is a member of the board of directors of Amref Health Africa. She holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

Source: McGraw Hill Financial