CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) announced that Cheryl Kingsfield Neal has joined the company as President of Kemper Life, effective today. Neal will report to Mark Green, President of Kemper’s Life & Health Division, and will be based at Kemper Life’s headquarters in St. Louis.
“Cheryl is a seasoned life insurance industry executive with extensive experience in developing and executing strategic plans to drive profitable growth,” said Green. “Her demonstrated success in transformational leadership and building a results-oriented culture will be of immense value to Kemper in driving enhanced performance in our Life division.”
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.
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