LegalShield Announces Senior Leadership Appointment

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Patrick Hodges Appointed SVP, People & Organization Development

ADA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable
legal plans and the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals,
families, and small businesses, announced today a senior leadership
appointment.


Patrick Hodges will assume the role of SVP, People and Organizational
Development effective April 1, 2017. In this new role, he will be
responsible for all aspects of organizational development and training
at LegalShield, including employees, associates and the provider network.

Patrick replaced Alan Fearnley, President Network Sales & Marketing in
July 2015, and subsequently reshaped the field leadership organization,
redesigned the promotional and compensatory structures and returned
Network Sales to growth after three years of decline. Over the past 21
months, Patrick has been instrumental in driving record-breaking growth,
including achievement of an all-time record high in membership.

In his new role, Patrick will work with CEO, Jeff Bell; Chief Commercial
Officer, James Rosseau; and LegalShield Board Members, Pete Jarvis and
John Addison, to articulate the organizational requirements of people
and structure and align the company’s direction to achieve the strategic
plan of Vision 2020. He will develop the organization, outline the
development of internal talent, identify gaps and needs for external
hires, and prepare the training to create an ongoing and sustainable
workforce and provider network.

“More families in North America are protected today because of the
splendid work and ongoing efforts of Patrick,” said Bell. “We have asked
Patrick to bring that same drive and passion to develop our people and
company. We truly applaud his accomplishments since taking on the lead
role for network sales and look forward to his new role as part of the
LegalShield family.”

“Patrick brings tremendous people and development skills that will help
us take LegalShield to the next level,” said John Addison, former Co-CEO
of Primerica and LegalShield Board of Directors Member. “We truly
appreciate his in-depth professional knowledge. Looking at the best
strategic approach for LegalShield from the Board of Directors’
perspective, we determined that Patrick’s vast experience and people
talents are a true asset to further develop our executive suite and
achieve Vision 2020. His newly created role will be special within the
company as he will have a 360° view to all aspects of the organization.”

Hodges’ replacement for Network Sales & Marketing will be named in a
separate communication.

About LegalShield

A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal
protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of
legal safeguards and protection against identity theft solutions for
individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company
protects more than 1.6 million families and serves more than 4.2 million
individuals through its legal plans, while IDShield provides identity
protection to one million individuals. In addition, LegalShield and
IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. Both legal and identity
theft plans start as low as $20 per month.

LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of
19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning,
financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate,
benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or
do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50
states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help
without having to worry about high hourly rates.

IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is
the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of licensed
private investigators on call to restore a member’s identity.

For more information, visit http://www.LegalShield.com or http://www.IDShield.com.

Contacts

The Pollack PR Marketing Group
Julie Bagdikian, 212-601-9341
jbagdikian@ppmgcorp.com