BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY CEO NAMED TO NATIONAL BOARD OF ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION
Friday, July 11, 2003
CHICAGO (November 7, 2003) - Edward M. Berube,
President and CEO of Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Chicago,
has been named to the national Board of Directors of the
The Alzheimer's Association is the nation's largest voluntary
health organization exclusively dedicated to funding and promoting
Alzheimer's research and to assisting and supporting Alzheimer's
patients, families and caregivers. The association is the leading
private funder of research into the causes, treatments, and
prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
"We are delighted to have someone of Ed's stature join our
Board," said Sheldon Goldberg, President and Chief Executive
Officer of the Alzheimer's Association. "His perspective as a
business executive, especially one who leads a company that focuses
on the health and retirement needs of seniors, will be of great
value to our organization."
"Ed has led the charge at his own company, educating and
involving his employees in the fight against Alzheimer's. Bankers
has been the premier corporate sponsor of the Rita Hayworth Gala in
Chicago for the last several years, and is a major sponsor of other
Alzheimer's fundraising events throughout the country. I look
forward to welcoming Ed to our board," said Goldberg.
Berube said, "No disease is feared more by seniors than
Alzheimer's. In our business, we witness the emotional and
financial pain Alzheimer's causes our policyholders and their
families every single day. For the last several years Bankers
employees and agents have been actively involved in Alzheimer's
Association fundraising through our sponsorship of Forget Me Not
Days and our participation in the Alzheimer's Association's annual
Memory Walk. I look forward to the opportunity to help this
organization do all that will be required to win the battle against
this terrible disease."
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 International Longevity
Center - New York, 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.