Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
As Vice President and General Counsel, Will Barnes is responsible for managing and directing the legal, regulatory and industry relationships for the Dearborn National® brand companies and their subsidiary and affiliated operations. In addition, he serves as Corporate Secretary and is responsible for Board of Director functions. He is also a Director on the Boards of Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company and Preferred Financial Corporation.
Mr. Barnes joined Dearborn National in 2012. Previously, he was General Counsel at Sterling Life Insurance Company. Prior to that, he was Associate General Counsel with WellPoint, Inc. (Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield).
Mr. Barnes earned a JD and MBA from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Messiah College. He taught health law in a graduate healthcare management program at the University of Denver and has served on the boards of professional associations and nonprofit organizations.