Marcus Morissette had been planning to go to culinary school when he decided to attend law school instead.
After graduating, Morissette, now Assistant General Counsel and Chief Privacy Counsel for Argo Group, received a commission from the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. He spent almost five years on active duty with the Navy, where he served as a defense counsel and operational law attorney. When he left active duty, he was hired as corporate counsel for an information security software startup company and then took a job at eBay, where he eventually became chief privacy officer.
“You have to have certain things to be compliant, but a truly effective privacy program exists to enable the business to operate and innovate, take on new challenges, and manage risk,” says Morissette, who is based in Washington state and still serves in the Navy Reserves.
Insurance intrigued Morissette because of the opportunities and challenges he sees in the industry, including a number of relationships with brokers, producers and claims administrators that can be complex.
“This range of relationships and the complexity of those relationships are challenges that have to be overcome,” he says. “But they’re also intriguing, like a puzzle to be solved.”
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