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E. Suzanne Darling, Esq.

Associate General Counsel
Professional Highlights
  • Kelmar Associate General Counsel since 2017
  • Experience in the field of Unclaimed Property since 1986
  • Instrumental in the formulation of the 1995 Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
  • Assistant Attorney General of Virginia for more than 20 years and Counsel to the Division of Unclaimed Property

E. Suzanne Darling, Esq.

Associate General Counsel

Ms. Suzanne Darling is Associate General Counsel at Kelmar. Ms. Darling holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond as well as a Juris Doctor from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Since 1986, she has worked in the field of unclaimed property in various capacities, including litigating unclaimed property cases, drafting and advocating legislation, and consulting on process management. Ms. Darling is a subject matter expert in unclaimed property with extensive knowledge of unclaimed property law. As the NAUPA representative to the Uniform Law Commission, she was instrumental in the formulation of the 1995 Uniform Unclaimed Property Act and the adoption of the revised legislation by state programs. In recognition of her superior service in support of the mission and goals associated with unclaimed property administration, Ms. Darling received the 2022 NAUPA Corporate Affiliate Award and in 2024 Ms. Darling was awarded the NAUPA Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor presented by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) to professionals in the unclaimed property arena.

Ms. Darling joined Kelmar in 2017 as Associate General Counsel providing critical insight into managing the concerns of holders, addressing issues not covered by existing unclaimed property law, and otherwise directing audits of particular industries and industry-specific property types. Given her thorough understanding of the laws governing unclaimed property, Ms. Darling serves as a key resource for Kelmar’s compliance division and brings specific expertise to the Company’s preneed funeral and IRA initiatives. Ms. Darling works closely with Kelmar’s Executive Management team to ensure appropriate protocols are implemented and deployed in all audit operations to facilitate efficient and professionally responsible examinations on behalf of the Company’s clients.

Prior Unclaimed Property Experience

Prior to joining Kelmar, Ms. Darling was a senior executive at ACS Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse (formerly Xerox; now Avenu) for more than fourteen years. In her role as Vice President of Client Service and Legal Compliance, Ms. Darling was responsible for consulting with clients concerning matters of unclaimed property policy, administration and best practices.

Government Service

Earlier in her career, Ms. Darling served the Commonwealth of Virginia as an assistant attorney general for more than twenty years. During that time, she was counsel to the Virginia Department of the Treasury and provided representation concerning matters affecting the Commonwealth’s Unclaimed Property Program.

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