Unitrin, Inc. (NYSE:UTR) announced today that Diana J. Hickert-Hill is joining the company as Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Identity. Ms. Hickert-Hill is a seasoned executive in the insurance industry and was most recently Vice President, Investor Relations with Genworth Financial. Her previous positions include tenures as Vice President, Customer Experience for Genworth and global finance quality leader for GE Financial Assurance. She has substantial experience in investor relations, marketing and communications. Ms. Hickert-Hill has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Don Southwell, Unitrin’s Chief Executive Officer, stated that “We are delighted to have someone of Diana’s caliber join Unitrin to lead our investor relations and corporate identity efforts. Diana’s diverse experience and proven skills make her a key member of our senior leadership team as we seek to maximize value for our shareholders.” Unitrin is a diversified insurance holding company, and its subsidiaries provide, auto, homeowners, life and other insurance products for individuals and small businesses. Unitrin’s principal businesses are:
- Kemper® (1) , which provides auto, homeowners and other insurance products to individuals through a network of independent agents,
- Unitrin Direct, which markets auto and homeowners insurance to consumers via direct mail, the Internet, employer-sponsored employee benefit programs and other affinity relationships,
- Unitrin Specialty, which provides auto insurance through a network of independent agents and brokers to individuals and small businesses which have had difficulty procuring insurance through traditional channels, usually due to adverse driving records or claim or credit histories, and
- Life and Health Insurance, which specializes in the sale of life and health insurance products to individuals through networks of employee agents and exclusive, independent agents.