Ernest J. Newborn II is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of USI Insurances Services LLC, the 12th largest insurance brokerage firm in the world. He was elected to the board of Strada Education Network, then called USA Funds, in 2000 and served as chairman of the board from 2009-2014. He currently serves as chair of Strada Education’s Compensation Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee.
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 has previously served as associate counsel for Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. He received his juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan and his undergraduate degree from Drake University.
Until he assumed his current role with USI, Newborn resided in Indianapolis and was active in the Indianapolis nonprofit community. He has received numerous awards for his civic and professional achievements. He is president of the Ridgefield High School Boys Basketball Booster Club.