CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) announced today that Douglas G. Geoga has informed the company’s Board of Directors of his intention to retire as a director at the end of his current term, expiring May 1, 2019.
“Kemper has been very fortunate to have Doug’s leadership on our Board for almost two decades, and we thank him for his dedicated service and outstanding contributions,” said Joseph P. Lacher, Jr., Kemper’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “In particular, I’m grateful he was willing to extend that service to provide support and counsel over the last several years while we worked to transform the company and enable a path to sustained growth.”
Mr. Geoga assumed his responsibilities on Kemper’s Board in 2000. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Salt Creek Hospitality, LLC, and also serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of both Extended Stay America, Inc. and a related REIT, ESH Hospitality, Inc.
“My time on the Kemper Board has been a tremendous honor and very satisfying,” Mr. Geoga said. “It’s been exciting to be part of the realization of Kemper’s turnaround strategy, and I’m very supportive of management’s long-term strategy for the company.”
“The Board has truly appreciated Doug’s leadership and integrity during his service on the Board,” said Robert J. Joyce, Chairman of Kemper’s Board of Directors. “He’s been a highly effective director and we feel privileged to have served alongside him. We extend our gratitude and best wishes to Doug and his family.”
The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation’s leading insurers. With $11 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by offering personalized solutions for individuals, families and businesses. Through our businesses, Kemper:
- Offers insurance for auto, home, life, health and valuables
- Services approximately seven million policies
- Is represented by more than 30,000 agents and brokers
- Employs over 7,800 associates dedicated to providing exceptional service
- Is licensed to sell insurance in 50 states and the District of Columbia
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