Rising Leaders


Courtney Hess

Courtney Hess is Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, for Corebridge Financial. In her role, Courtney manages a team of attorneys and examination coordinators who handle state insurance market conduct exams, inquiries, investigations, and required reporting. Courtney also leads the legal team’s regulatory monitoring and advocacy efforts supporting Corebridge businesses, coordinating closely amongst internal stakeholders, government affairs colleagues, and industry trade organizations, to promote Corebridge’s positions on a variety of topics. As part of this role, Courtney co-manages activities of the Corebridge Public Policy Council, a forum of executives and senior leaders that develops Corebridge policy initiatives and thought leadership. Courtney also leads the legal team’s regulatory change management function, overseeing a team responsible for intake and description of new laws and regulations impacting Corebridge, to impacted compliance areas.

Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities, Courtney is engaged in Corebridge legal team learning and volunteer initiatives, leading the team’s Growth and Development Working Group, co-leading its Innovation Legal Practice Group, and serving as a member of the Pro Bono Committee.

Prior to joining Corebridge Financial, Courtney held legal, compliance, and legislative affairs positions with the State of Tennessee Department of Treasury, supporting and advising the State’s defined benefit and deferred compensation plans, risk management program, and unclaimed property division and leading legislative advocacy efforts.

Courtney received her Juris Doctorate as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Public Policy from Vanderbilt University.