April 24, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) today announced the hiring of
as President and Chief Executive Officer-Elect, effective
, 2013. Ms. Zuraitis will work with the Board of Directors and current President and CEO,
Peter H. Heckman
, over the next several months to achieve an orderly transition to the President and CEO position.
Ms. Zuraitis joins
from The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE: THG) where she was an Executive Vice President and member of The
's Executive Leadership Team. Since joining The
in 2004, she served as President, Property and Casualty Companies, responsible for the personal and commercial lines operations at Citizens Insurance Company of America, The Hanover Insurance Company and their affiliates, representing
in annual net written premium. Prior to joining the The
, she was with The
/Travelers Companies for six years, where she achieved the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Lines. Ms. Zuraitis also held a number of increasingly responsible underwriting and field management positions with USF&G and
has had an exemplary, 30-year career in the insurance industry and is a well-known and highly-respected executive," said
, Chairman of the Board of Horace Mann Educators Corporation. "
and his management team have built a solid foundation that has positioned the company for continued success, and we are excited to have Marita join us to further develop the quality of service provided to the educator market, profitably grow the business, and continue
's commitment to deliver exceptional value to its shareholders."
-- the largest national multiline insurance company focusing on educators' financial needs -- provides auto and homeowners insurance, retirement annuities, life insurance and other financial solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in
, Ill. For more information, visit
Statements included in this news release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.
is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2012
and the company's past and future filings and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information concerning the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. The information contained in this press release includes financial measures which are based on methodologies other than
generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the closest GAAP measures are contained in the supplemental numerical pages of this release and additional descriptions of the non-GAAP measures are contained in the Glossary of Selected Terms included as an exhibit to the company's SEC filings.
SOURCE Horace Mann Educators Corporation