BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY CEO NAMED TO BOARD OF INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTER
Friday, December 19, 2003
CHICAGO (December 19, 2003) - Edward M. Berube,
President and CEO of Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Chicago,
has been named to the Board of Directors of the International
Longevity Center (ILC), New York.
Affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the ILC is a
not-for-profit research, policy and education organization focused
on addressing the issues and opportunities of population aging and
longevity. Its mission is to focus attention on the aging process,
highlighting the productivity potential of older people and the
significant contributions they can and do make to their families,
communities and society. The Center was founded in 1990 by Dr.
Robert Butler, an internationally renowned authority on aging. Dr.
Butler is the President and CEO of the Center.
"We are delighted to have someone of Ed's stature join our
Board," said Dr. Butler. "He and Bankers, the company he leads, are
actively involved in supporting the work of the Alzheimer's
Association and in addressing the health and retirement needs of
older persons. These are areas of great interest to our
"Additionally, Ed's background and experience make him a great
fit for our board. His perspective as a businessman, as well as a
volunteer, humanitarian and philosopher, will be highly valuable to
Berube said, "I'm looking forward to becoming an active member
of the ILC Board. The ILC's mission of helping individuals and
organizations focus on the positive and productive aspects of aging
and longevity is very exciting to me. This is also a critically
important area for our country and society, as more and more
Americans move toward and beyond traditional retirement age."
Berube joined Bankers as its top executive in October 2000.
Before joining the company, he served as president and chief
operating officer of American Life Insurance Company, an AIG
subsidiary, and prior to that president of CIGNA Financial
Advisors. His current industry and civic involvements include
serving on the Boards of the Health Insurers Association of
America, Chicago Boys and Girls Clubs, the Alzheimer's Association,
and the Illinois Life Insurance Council.
Established in 1879 and headquartered at the historic
Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, Bankers Life and Casualty
Company focuses exclusively on the financial security needs of
seniors. The company offers a broad portfolio of health and life
insurance and retirement savings products designed especially for
seniors. These products are distributed through a national network
of professionally trained company agents. Visit us online at www.bankers.com.