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Kemper Corp (KMPR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Joyce

70 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Joseph Lacher

49 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James McKinney

39 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Matthew Hunton

2019 President of Kemper Auto

Cheryl Neal

2019 President - Kemper Life

Duane Sanders

62 2018 Senior Vice President and President, Property & Casualty Division

Christine Mullins

60 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

John Boschelli

50 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

C. Thomas Evans

60 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Charles Brooks

52 2017 Senior Vice President - Operations and Systems

Mark Green

51 2016 Senior Vice President and President - Life & Health Division

Kimberly Holmes

55 2019 Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary and Strategic Analytics Officer

Richard Roeske

58 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Christopher Sarofim

55 2013 Director

Teresa Canida

65 2018 Independent Director

George Cochran

64 2015 Independent Director

Kathleen Cronin

55 2015 Independent Director

Lacy Johnson

66 2016 Independent Director

David Storch

66 2015 Independent Director

Susan Whiting

62 2017 Independent Director

Michael Marinaccio

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Joyce

Mr. Robert J. Joyce, CPA., Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Joyce has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since November 2015. Mr. Joyce served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Westfield Group from July 2003 to January 2011, and as Executive Chair of Westfield’s Board from January 2011 until his retirement in March 2012. Westfield Group is privately-held and provides a broad portfolio of insurance and financial services. Mr. Joyce also served as Chairman of Westfield Bank from December 2001 to April 2010. Prior to joining Westfield in 1996, Mr. Joyce held various senior leadership positions with Reliance Insurance Group, and previously worked as a certified public accountant. Mr. Joyce served as a U.S. Navy Captain and is a veteran of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Mr. Joyce brings substantial leadership experience and insurance industry expertise to the Board. Mr. Joyce also gained valuable acumen and skills for his role as Chairman of the Company’s Board through his years of service as Chairman of the Board at Westfield. In addition, Mr. Joyce previously served on the Board of Governors of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and is a past chair of that organization. He also served as a Trustee of the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation and on the Board of the National Association of Independent Insurers.

Joseph Lacher

Mr. Joseph P. Lacher, Jr., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Lacher has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2015. Mr. Lacher previously served in other senior executive roles in the insurance industry. From November 2009 to July 2011, Mr. Lacher was President of Allstate Protection, a unit of Allstate Corporation, where he led the company’s property and casualty offerings serving more than 17 million American households. Prior to Allstate, Mr. Lacher spent 18 years at The Travelers Companies, Inc., most recently serving as Executive Vice President - Personal Insurance from 2002 to 2009 and additionally as Executive Vice President - Select Accounts from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Lacher’s senior executive experience in the insurance industry provides valued expertise and perspective to the Board. In his role as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, he fills a critical role as liaison between the Board and the members of the Company’s executive and operational teams. His strong industry background and insights complement the broad business backgrounds and skills of the other members of the Board.

James McKinney

Mr. James J. McKinney is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McKinney served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Banc of California from November 2015 to November 2016 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer from September 2015 to November 2015. From November 2012 to July 2015, Mr. McKinney held senior executive positions with International Lease Finance Corporation, a unit of AerCap Holdings N.V., where he served most recently as Vice President, Controller and previously as Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer and Global Corporate Controller. Mr. McKinney previously held several senior financial positions with RBS Citizens Asset Finance from June 2004 to November 2012, most recently as Vice President, Head of Balance Sheet Management, Operations & Strategy.

Matthew Hunton

Cheryl Neal

Ms. Cheryl Kingsfield Neal is President - Kemper Life of the Company. Neal joins Kemper from Foresters Financial where she held various senior leadership roles, including President of the North American Life and Annuity Division, and Global Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. Prior to that, she held multiple roles at Liberty Mutual Insurance including Executive Vice President and General Manager of Liberty Mutual Benefits, and President of Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston. Neal also has experience with HSBC Insurance Services, Wells Fargo, and Discover Card. She received a BA in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Neal succeeds Michael Plazony, who has left the organization to pursue other opportunities.

Duane Sanders

Mr. Duane A. Sanders is President - Property and Casualty Division of the Company. Mr. Sanders joined the Company in January 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sanders spent 16 years at Travelers, from August 2001 to January 2018, in several senior leadership roles, most recently as Senior Vice President of Small Commercial, leading Field Operations, National Programs, National Distribution, International Small Commercial, and the broader Business Insurance Low Touch initiative. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Sanders held various senior leadership roles at Travelers Canada, including CEO and COO. Prior to joining Travelers, Mr. Sanders held various senior leadership positions at Mobile America Insurance Group from 1995 to 2001.

Christine Mullins

Ms. Christine F. Mullins is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Ms. Mullins joined the Company in November 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Mullins served as a Partner at CEO.works from January 2015 to October 2016. From April 2008 to December 2014, Ms. Mullins served in a number of executive human resource positions at Zurich Insurance Group, most recently as Head of HR Strategy and Global Services from November 2012 to December 2014. She previously served as Human Resource Chief Operating Officer and Director of Human Resources Transformation for Zurich from June 2011 to November 2012. Prior to joining Zurich, Ms. Mullins held various executive and management positions with Motorola, Inc. from 1979 to 2008.

John Boschelli

Mr. John M. Boschelli is a Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of the Company. Mr. Boschelli assumed his current position with the Company in May 2015. Mr. Boschelli served as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the Company from May 2009 to May 2015. Mr. Boschelli served as the Company’s Treasurer from February 2002 to May 2009, as Assistant Treasurer from December 1999 to February 2002 and in various other positions from December 1997 to April 1999.

C. Thomas Evans

Mr. C. Thomas Evans, Jr. is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Evans assumed his current position with the Company in May 2016. Mr. Evans served as the Company’s Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from May 2015 to May 2016 and as Secretary and Associate General Counsel from May 2011 to May 2015. Mr. Evans served as the Company’s Assistant General Counsel from May 2002 to May 2011 and as Counsel from April 1992 to May 2002. Before joining the Company in 1992, Mr. Evans was in private practice with the law firm of Winston & Strawn, where his practice focused on commercial litigation.

Charles Brooks

Mr. Charles T. Brooks is Senior Vice President - Operations and Systems of the Company. Mr. Brooks joined the Company in May 2016 as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer and assumed his current position in March 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brooks served as the Global Operations and Technology Officer for ACE Limited (now Chubb), a position he held from August 2011 to December 2015. From February 2009 to August 2011, Mr. Brooks served as Senior Vice President/Head, Member and Plan Sponsor Services for Aetna. Mr. Brooks previously served as Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Information Officer, Personal Lines for Travelers from December 2003 to February 2009 and as Partner, Financial Services - Insurance Practice at Accenture from June 1998 to December 2003.

Mark Green

Mr. Mark A. Green is Senior Vice President and President - Life & Health Division of the Company. Mr. Green joined the Company in May 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Green held various executive positions with Allstate Corporation from March 2009 to May 2016, and most recently served as President-Encompass Insurance Company from August 2015 to May 2016. During his tenure with Allstate, he also served as President-Allstate Dealer Services, President-Ivantage and Senior Vice President-Allstate Financial. Prior to Allstate, Mr. Green served as Chief Risk Officer/Executive Vice President with AIX Group from July 2005 to March 2009. He previously served as Vice President-Wells Fargo Insurance Services from July 2003 to July 2005, Vice President of Chubb Financial Solutions from July 2002 to July 2003 and served in various management roles at Swiss Re from July 1995 to July 2002.

Kimberly Holmes

Ms. Kimberly A. Holmes is Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary and Strategic Analytics Officer of the Company. Ms. Holmes joined the Company in February 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Holmes served as Senior Vice President & Global Head of Strategic Analytics at AXA XL from December 2010 to February 2019. Prior to this position, Ms. Holmes served in various senior roles at Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd., from March 2002 - November 2010, including Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary and as Global Head of Reinsurance Risk Management. Previously, Ms. Holmes served in senior positions at Enterprise Reinsurance Ltd. from August 1998 to March 2002 and at General Reinsurance from August 1992 to August 1998.

Richard Roeske

Mr. Richard Roeske is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. Mr. Roeske assumed his current position with the Company in January 2001 and has served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since August 1999. Additionally, for portions of 2010 and 2016, Mr. Roeske served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Roeske also held various accounting positions within the Company from January 1990 to August 1999.

Christopher Sarofim

Mr. Christopher B. Sarofim is Director of the Company. Mr. Sarofim is the Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Fayez Sarofim & Co., a registered investment advisory firm. Mr. Sarofim joined the firm in 1988 and has been a member of its Board since August 2014. He is a member of the firm’s Executive, Finance and Investment Committees, and is also the President of the firm’s foreign advisory business, Sarofim International Management Company. Mr. Sarofim shares portfolio management responsibilities for numerous separate accounts advised by the firm, as well as several Dreyfus Corporation mutual funds. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in corporate finance. Mr. Sarofim offers the Board extensive experience in the investment world, gained with one of the nation’s premier investment advisory firms. With his financial background and investment advisory experience, Mr. Sarofim is particularly well-suited to serve on the Investment Committee and provides the Board financial market and securities analysis expertise, key aspects of the Company’s investment portfolio management function.

Teresa Canida

Ms. Teresa Alvarez Canida is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Canida is currently serving as a Principal and Portfolio Manager of Cito Capital Group, LLC, a position she has held since 2016. Ms. Canida served in various capacities with Taplin, Canida & Habacht LLC, including as Chairperson from 2015 until 2016, President from 2008 until 2015, and President, Managing Principal, and Chief Compliance Officer from 1985 until 2008. Ms. Canida served as a member of the Board of Directors of Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (“Infinity”) from May 2009 until the company was acquired by Kemper in July 2018. Ms. Canida brings invaluable knowledge about Infinity and significant industry experience gained during her nearly decade-long tenure on the Infinity Board of Directors. In addition, Ms. Canida offers the Board expertise in the financial markets and investment community gained from her leadership roles in the investment industry, entrepreneurial skills established through co-founding and managing a multi-billion dollar investment advisory firm, and knowledge and understanding of the Company’s Hispanic customer base.

George Cochran

Mr. George N. Cochran is Independent Director of Kemper Corporation. Mr. Cochran served as Chairman in the Global Financial Institutions Group at Macquarie Capital until his retirement in December 2014. Previously, he was the Chairman of Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller (“FPKCCW”) and co-founder of its predecessor firm, Cochran Caronia Waller (“CCW”). FPKCCW was acquired by Macquarie Capital in November 2009. Prior to co-founding CCW, Mr. Cochran developed Kidder Peabody’s Insurance M&A and Financing Practice and also served as Managing Director and Insurance Industry Head of Coopers & Lybrand Securities, LLC. Mr. Cochran brings considerable insurance industry expertise to the Board, as well as substantial merger and acquisition knowledge specific to the industry. His experience in top leadership roles at several investment banking firms provides the Board with additional expertise in the areas of executive development and operational management. In addition, Mr. Cochran is a National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) Governance Fellow and Board Leadership Fellow. He has demonstrated his commitment to boardroom excellence by completing NACD’s comprehensive program of study for directors and corporate governance professionals.

Kathleen Cronin

Ms. Kathleen M. Cronin is Independent Director of Kemper Corporation. Ms. Cronin is Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for CME Group Inc. (“CME Group”), the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. Before joining CME Group in November 2002, Ms. Cronin was in private practice at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, where she was employed for more than 10 years and focused her practice on corporate, securities offerings and transactional matters. From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Cronin served as Chief Counsel/Corporate Finance for Sara Lee Corporation. Ms. Cronin’s role overseeing audit, compliance, regulatory and risk management functions at CME Group, and her experience in the areas of information security, corporate governance, government relations, corporate law and corporate finance, provide the Board with important knowledge and perspective on the challenges of doing business in a highly-regulated industry and expertise regarding the role of the board and its committees. Her background in these areas also makes her particularly well-suited to serve on the Audit and Compensation Committees.

Lacy Johnson

Mr. Lacy M. Johnson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Johnson is a partner with the Ice Miller LLP law firm, where he has practiced since January 1993. His primary practice areas focus on public affairs services and he serves as co-chair to the firm’s Public Affairs and Gaming Group. Before joining Ice Miller, Mr. Johnson served as Attorney, Government Relations Services, Sagamore-Bainbridge, Inc., Director of Security for the Indiana State Lottery, liaison with the Indiana General Assembly, and Lt. Colonel and deputy superintendent for Support Services for the Indiana State Police. Mr. Johnson is a Democratic National Committeeman and former Lt. Commander of the United States Naval Intelligence Reserves. Mr. Johnson’s background in public affairs and government relations brings unique perspective to the Board. In addition, Mr. Johnson provides the Board with legal acumen gained over his twenty years of legal practice in a private law firm.

David Storch

Mr. David P. Storch is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Storch is currently Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of AAR Corp., a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries, a position he has held since June 2018. Mr. Storch had served as AAR’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from October 2005 through May 2018 when he retired as Chief Executive Officer, and additionally served as President from July 2015 to June 2017. He previously served various terms as AAR’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer between 1989 and 2007. Mr. Storch also served as a director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper products and corrugated packaging products until November 2018. Mr. Storch served as Lead Director of Kemper’s Board from August 2012 to November 2015. Mr. Storch brings the Board substantial leadership expertise and skills. The experiences he has had as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of a large multinational public corporation, an executive responsible for business development, a board member of another public company and a business leader in his industry, offer the Board broad and unique perspectives and hands-on knowledge of the challenges of running a public company.

Susan Whiting

Ms. Susan D. Whiting serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Whiting currently serves as a director and advisor to for-profit global companies, both private and public. Ms. Whiting had served as Vice Chair of Nielsen Holdings plc until she stepped down in January 2014, following her 35-year career with Nielsen, a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Ms. Whiting’s prior positions with Nielsen include President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Nielsen Media Research, and Global Executive Vice President. Ms. Whiting has also served as a director of Alliant Energy Corporation since 2013. Ms. Whiting has an extensive background in a variety of operational and executive roles. Her resulting expertise in consumer behavior, information services and data analytics, and government and public affairs, provides the Board with strategic management know-how in these areas. In addition, Ms. Whiting’s career service with Nielsen gives the Board significant consumer-focused perspective and insight.

Michael Marinaccio