Ernest J. Newborn II


Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

USI Insurances Services LLC


Ernest J. Newborn is senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of USI Insurance Services LLC, one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk, and retirement solutions to large-risk management clients, middle-market companies, smaller firms, and individuals.

Newborn was elected to the board of USA Funds in 2000 and served as chairman of the board from 2009 to 2014. He now serves on the Strada Investment and Finance and Audit committees. He previously served as vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Acordia Inc., a formerly Indianapolis-based publicly held insurance brokerage administration company. Newborn also previously has served as associate counsel for Indianapolis-based Anthem, Inc. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan and his undergraduate degree from Drake University. Until he assumed his current position with USI, Newborn resided in Indianapolis and was active in the Indianapolis not-for-profit community. Newborn has received numerous awards for his civic and professional achievements. Newborn now serves on the board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

He resides with his wife, Josie, and their two sons in Ridgefield, Connecticut.