SCOTT PERRY PROMOTED TO EVP, COO OF BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
CHICAGO (November 8, 2004) - Scott Perry, 41,
has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
of Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Chicago. He joined Bankers as
a Field Vice President in July 2001 and has served as Senior Vice
President of Distribution since 2002.
"It's been a busy year for Scott guiding the field force through
the most ambitious growth plan in the company's history," said
William S. Kirsch, President and CEO. "His contribution has been
"In the last year, he's provided leadership for the start of a
multi-year strategy to move into dozens of new markets, hire new
managers, train them, and handle the logistics of opening new
offices. I know he'll continue to excel in his new role," said
Perry is joined on Bankers' senior management team by Executive
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Squarok, Senior
Vice President of Product Management and Chief Actuary Susan
Morisato, and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic
Planning Dan Veto.
"We are blessed to have an extraordinarily strong senior team at
Bankers," said Kirsch, who was named president and CEO in August
2004. "They are a very smart, experienced first class team
committed to making Bankers the best company in its market."
At Bankers, Perry has been responsible for a national sales
force consisting of 154 branch locations, 650 field employees, over
3,500 agents and 75 home office sales support employees. In his new
role, he will retain responsibility for Distribution and add
responsibility for Operations including Underwriting, Claims and
Before joining Bankers, Perry spent 17 years in sales, marketing
and management roles at Presideo, Premera Blue Cross, Anthem Blue
Cross Blue Shield and Golden Rule. He holds a B.A. in political
science from Ripon College.
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.