CNO Financial Group, Inc. Announces Organizational Changes
-- Stewart Named President of Washington National
-- Campbell to Lead Enterprise Marketing & Communications Group
-- Vega to Lead Integrated Underwriting & New Business Services
CARMEL, Ind., March 28, 2013
CARMEL, Ind., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:
CNO) today announced several organizational changes to create a more efficient
alignment of resources and leverage talent across the enterprise.
-- Barbara Stewart has been appointed President of the Washington National
segment. Stewart, who served previously as Vice President of Strategy and
Business Development for Washington National, replaces Steve Stecher, who has
left the company to pursue other career opportunities.
-- Chris Campbell has been named Senior Vice President of Marketing and
Communications, and will lead CNO's new enterprise Marketing & Communications
group. Campbell served previously as Vice President of Marketing and Business
Development for the Bankers Life segment. Campbell will assume the enterprise
communications and public relations responsibilities of Tony Zehnder, Senior
Vice President of Communications, who has announced his retirement.
-- David Vega has been named Senior Vice President of Underwriting and New
Business Services, and will lead the newly integrated Underwriting & New
Business group. Vega served previously as Vice President of Underwriting and
New Business for the Bankers Life segment.
Ms. Stewart and Messrs. Campbell and Vega will each report to Scott Perry,
CNO's Chief Business Officer and President, Bankers Life.
Ed Bonach, Chief Executive Officer, said, "These changes will support our
focus on the customer by creating a strategic marketing organization that
leverages customer analytics, leads, and products across the enterprise.
Consolidating underwriting and new business will achieve improved operational
efficiencies across our business groups."
Scott Perry, Chief Business Officer and President of Bankers Life, added, "Our
strategy is focused on growth, and these changes will re-position our
resources by integrating like-functions across our business groups, and will
enhance our segment leaders' focus on distribution and growth strategies."
Stewart, 55, joined CNO in 2006, as the Vice President of Strategy and
Business Development for Washington National. She had previously held strategy
and sales management positions at American Express, H&R Block, and ReliaStar
Life Insurance Company. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of
Delaware and an MBA in marketing and finance from the Johnson School at
Campbell, 43, joined CNO in 2010, as the Vice President of Marketing and
Business Development for Bankers Life. He had previously worked in strategy
and business development roles at Allstate and CNA Insurance. He earned his AB
in government from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg
Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Vega, 50, joined CNO in 2006 as a Director of Claims for Long-Term Care. In
2008 he was promoted to Senior Director of Claims for Bankers Life, and became
Vice President of Underwriting and New Business for Bankers Life in 2009.
Prior to CNO, he held a variety of roles in operations, claims, and disability
and workers' compensation for the Long Term Care Group, CNA, and CIGNA
Healthcare. He earned his bachelor's degree in human resource management from
the University of Texas at San Antonio.
About CNO Financial Group, Inc.
CNO Financial Group, Inc. is a holding company. Our insurance subsidiaries -
principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Washington National Insurance
Company and Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company - serve pre-retiree and
retired Americans by helping them protect against financial adversity and
provide for a more secure retirement. For more information, visit CNO online
SOURCE CNO Financial Group, Inc.
Contact: (News Media) Barb Ciesemier, Corporate Communications, 312.396.7461,
or (Investors) Erik Helding, Investor Relations 317.817.4760
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