LexisNexis Risk Solutions names new CEO

Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis, has appointed Mark Kelsey as chief executive officer of LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Kelsey has spent nearly 30 years at Reed Business Information and will continue his current role as chief executive of that business in addition to his new responsibilities, according to a media release.

“During the past three years, Mark has led the dramatic transformation of Reed Business Information into a business data services provider,” said Erik Engstrom, Reed Elsevier’s chief executive, in a statement.

Kelsey will be charged with bringing LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Reed Business Information together more closely in order to build out Risk Solutions’ rapidly growing business globally, Engstrom said.

Kelsey replaces James Peck, who left to pursue his career in a privately held business environment.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions was spun off from the Dayton-based LexisNexis Legal and Professional division. The Risk Solutions division is located near Atlanta.

LexisNexis has about 3,400 employees and contractors in Miami Twp., which is the company’s biggest single concentration of employment.