Kemper Corp. News

McKinney to Join Kemper as Chief Financial Officer

Chicago-based insurer, Kemper Corp., announced that James “Jim” J. McKinney will join the company in November as senior vice president and chief financial officer. McKinney will report directly to Joseph P. Lacher, Jr., Kemper’s president and chief executive officer. He …

Kemper Adding Dufala as Property/Casualty Division President

Insurer Kemper Corp., headquartered in Chicago, announced that George “Chip” D. Dufala Jr. will join the company as president, Property & Casualty Division, effective July 18. Dufala will report directly to Joseph P. Lacher Jr., Kemper’s president and chief executive officer, …

Ex-Allstate Exec Lacher Succeeds Southwell as Kemper President, CEO

Joseph P. Lacher Jr., 46, has joined Kemper Corp. as president, chief executive officer and a member of the Kemper board of directors. At the same time,  Donald G. Southwell, who had previously announced his plans to retire, has relinquished …

Private Auto Premiums See Largest Q3 Growth in 10 Years: SNL

Private auto insurance industry direct premiums written rose 5.13 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the largest third-quarter year-over-year growth in the past 10 years, according to an analysis by SNL Financial. The 30 largest auto writers by market …

Kemper Corp. Realigns P&C Group

Kemper Corp. is realigning its property & casualty business. This realignment will result in one property & casualty segment for financial reporting purposes, beginning with the first quarter 2014. The new Kemper property & casualty segment will consist of the …

James Named President of Kemper Preferred

Chicago-based Kemper Corp. announced that Andrea James has been named president, Kemper Preferred, the business focused on selling packaged private passenger auto and home policies through independent agents. Prior to this role, James joined Kemper Preferred as senior vice president, …

Kemper Corp. Announces Sodaro as CFO

Kemper Corp. announced that Frank J. Sodaro will become senior vice president and chief financial officer for Kemper effective Mar. 15, 2013. He will report to Donald G. Southwell, Kemper’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. The company also announced …