Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. has announced that its deputy general counsel will be the company’s next legal leader.

Nancy Crawford will be the next general counsel of the Omaha, Nebraska-based company and will replace Richard Anderl beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Anderl will remain with the company to help with the transition until the end of the first quarter in 2019, when he plans on retiring, according to a spokesperson for the company. Crawford will oversee the company’s legal team, which includes its attorneys, paralegals and other personnel.