Left to Right: Christopher B. Sarofim, James E. Annable, Julie M.
Howard, Donald G. Southwell, David P. Storch, Richard C. Vie, Douglas G. Geoga,
Wayne Kauth and Robert J. Joyce.
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Board of Directors
Donald G. Southwell Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Kemper Corporation
Donald G. Southwell has been a director of the Company since February 2002, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 1, 2010, and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2006. Mr. Southwell served as President and Chief Operating Officer between February 2002 and August 2006, as Senior Vice President between February 1999 and February 2002, and as Vice President between May 1998 and February 1999. Mr. Southwell served as the President of the Company’s insurance operations from October 1999 until February 2002. Mr. Southwell joined the Company in March 1996 as the head of its Life and Health Insurance Group.
James E. Annable Secretary to the Federal Advisory Council Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
James E. Annable has been a director of the Company since November 1993. Dr. Annable serves as Secretary to the Federal Advisory Council of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Previously, Dr. Annable served as Economic Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Prior to his retirement in June 2001, Dr. Annable served as Senior Vice President and Director of Economics for Bank One Corporation, and previously held a variety of offices with the bank and its predecessors.
Douglas G. Geoga President and Chief Executive Officer Salt Creek Hospitality, L.L.C.
Douglas G. Geoga has been a director of the Company since February 2000. Mr. Geoga is President and Chief Executive Officer of Salt Creek Hospitality, LLC, a privately-held firm engaged in making investments in the hospitality industry. Until December, 2009, Mr. Geoga’s primary occupation was serving as principal of Geoga Group, L.L.C., a hospitality investment and advisory consulting firm that was founded by Mr. Geoga. Until July 1, 2006, Mr. Geoga served as the President of Global Hyatt Corporation and as the President of Hyatt Corporation and the President of AIC Holding Co., the parent corporation of Hyatt International Corporation, both privately-held subsidiaries of Global Hyatt Corporation which collectively operate the Hyatt chain of full-service hotels throughout the world. In addition, from 2000 through 2005, Mr. Geoga served as the President of Hospitality Investment Fund, L.L.C., a privately-held firm which was engaged in making investments in lodging and hospitality companies and projects.
Julie M. Howard Chief Executive Officer Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Julie M. Howard has been a director of the Company since February 2010. Ms. Howard is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Navigant Consulting, Inc., a Chicago-based specialty consulting firm, and has served in such capacities since March 2012. Ms. Howard joined Navigant in 1988 and served as its President from February 2006 until March 2012, and as Chief Operating Officer from April 2003 until March 2012.
Robert J. Joyce Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Westfield Group
Robert J. Joyce has been a director of the Company since August 2012. 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 March 2012. He also served as Chairman of Westfield Bank from December 2001 to April 2010. Mr. Joyce first joined Westfield Group in 1996. Westfield Group is privately held and provides a broad portfolio of insurance and financial services.
Wayne Kauth Independent Financial Consultant
Wayne Kauth has been a director of the Company since March 2003. Mr. Kauth has been an independent consultant to the financial services industry, specializing in the life/health and property/casualty insurance fields, for more than the past five years. Mr. Kauth is a retired partner of Ernst & Young, LLP where he specialized in accounting and auditing matters for the insurance industry and was the firm's National Insurance Technical Director. Mr. Kauth holds both the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and Chartered Life Underwriter designations and is a fellow of the Life Management Institute. As a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Kauth has served on a number of committees and working groups for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Christopher B. Sarofim Vice Chairman Fayez Sarofim & Co.
Christopher B. Sarofim has been a director of the Company since May 2013. Mr. Sarofim is the Vice Chairman of Fayez Sarofim & Co., a registered investment adviser, having joined the firm in 1988. 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.
David P. Storch Chairman and Chief Executive Officer AAR Corp.
David P. Storch has been a director of the Company since May 2010, and Lead Director since August 2012. He is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of AAR Corp., a leading provider of products and services to the worldwide aerospace and government/defense industries. Mr. Storch served from October 2005 until June 2007 as AAR’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, from 1996 to October 2005 as its President and Chief Executive Officer, from 1989 to 1996 as its President and Chief Operating Officer, and from 1988 to 1989 as its Vice President. Mr. Storch is also a director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper products and linerboard.
Richard C. Vie Chairman Emeritus Kemper Corporation
Richard C. Vie has been a director of the Company since March 1990. Mr. Vie served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from January 1999 through December 2009. Mr. Vie held the executive office of Chairman from August 2006 until his retirement as an employee and executive officer of the Company on December 31, 2009, and currently holds the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus. From March 1992 until August 2006, Mr. Vie served as Chief Executive Officer, and also served as President from March 1992 until February 2002.
Communication with Non-Management Directors
Communications with non-management Kemper directors may be made using the Kemper Corporate Responsibility Hotline at 866.398.0010 or submitted online at Listen Up Reports; such communications will be directed to the Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.