Kristi Harding



SVP, Chief Compliance Officer

Kristi Harding is senior vice president and chief compliance officer for Venerable.  In her role she has responsibility for Venerable’s Privacy, AML, 38a-1, Special Investigations Unit, Broker/Dealer and Annuity Compliance Programs.  

Her experience is unique, as she is one of a handful of chief compliance officers that has experience as a writing and general agent prior to transitioning to a home office position. After 15 years in sales and operations working in a variety of positions (as a writing agent, general agent, operations director) she transitioned to compliance in 2006, where she has focused her interest on regulatory and compliance matters and risk mitigation.  Kristi’s sales and operational background gives her the ability to understand the multiple sides to a situation and allows her to provide practical advice. Kristi is known for creating a culture of compliance and her partnership with business leaders to mitigate risks.  

As one of the co-chairs for the Des Moines IAPP KnowledgeNet Chapter she is excited about the opportunity to educate others about compliance, privacy, incident response and risk mitigation.  

Kristi received her paralegal certification from Bish Mathis Institute in Tyler, TX (1989) and studied business law at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN (1991).  She received her Market Conduct Manager (“MCM”) certification from the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society in July 2011.  Kristi holds Series 6, 26, 99, and 63 registrations.


Contributions by Kristi Harding

  • Privacy Shifts
    Speaker at Virtual Des Moines KnowledgeNet: May 12, 2020
  • Privacy Planning 2020
    Speaker at Des Moines KnowledgeNet: December 5, 2019