National Association of Professional Women Announces Rhonda Armstead, VP Senior Employment Counsel, Horace Mann Companies, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Rhonda Armstead is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

NAPW honors Rhonda Armstead, VP Senior Employment Counsel at Horace Mann Companies, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in employment law. As the largest networking organization of women in the country, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

Rhonda Armstead spent nearly 20 years in the Corporate Law Department of Horace Mann, the elite independent college preparatory school located in Riverdale, NY. “As a direct report to General Counsel, I was responsible and accountable for the delivery of legal services to the corporation,” said Ms. Armstead.

During her tenure at Horace Mann, Ms. Armstead’s roles included Corporate Secretary of the affiliated Broker-Dealer Company, Assistant Corporate Secretary for the Holding Company (HMN), Insider Trading Compliance Officer and Equity Compensation Compliance Officer. Her responsibilities included complex contract review and negotiations, reviewing and providing legal advice on compliance issues to the Corporate Plan Administrator on ERISA pension plans, health and welfare plans, deferred compensation plans, all employment related matters and complex corporate litigation.

Currently, Ms. Armstead provides expert legal advice and counsel in the area of employment law for the corporation. She is responsible for employment-related litigation management, investigations, corporate compliance, market conduct, unemployment compensation, personnel policies, handbooks and diversity and inclusion.

NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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