Kemper Announces New Kemper Preferred Leader

Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) announced today that Naimish P. Patel will join the company as Executive Vice President of the Kemper Preferred business, which focuses on the preferred home and auto lines across the country. Joseph "Joe" W. Metz will lead the Kemper Specialty business for nonstandard auto lines in all states except California, where the company will continue to operate its Kemper Specialty California and Alliance United businesses. Both Patel and Metz will report directly to George "Chip" D. Dufala, President of Kemper's Property & Casualty division and will be based in Chicago.

"We are pleased to take these steps to advance the plans we discussed in our strategic update for investors in September," said Dufala. "Naimish brings tremendous experience in the standard and preferred home and auto lines. With his leadership we will continue efforts to improve our results. Joe has been key in helping us navigate the changes in our Property & Casualty division during the past year. Today's announcement enables us to leverage Joe's significant expertise and leadership experience in the nonstandard auto lines."

Patel most recently served as Senior Vice President of Personal Lines North America for AIG, where he was responsible for a $1.5 billion portfolio of products written through the Private Client Group and Lexington. In prior experience he held several senior executive roles with Farmers Insurance Group, OneBeacon Insurance and Liberty Mutual Group. He attended Rutgers University where he earned his Bachelor's degrees in Biology and English, Master's degree in Public Health and Master of Business Administration degree.

About Kemper

The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation's leading insurers. With $8 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by offering personalized solutions for individuals, families and businesses. Kemper's businesses collectively:
  • Offer insurance for home, auto, life, health and valuables
  • Service six million policies
  • Are represented by more than 20,000 independent agents and brokers
  • Employ 6,000 associates dedicated to providing exceptional service
  • Are licensed to sell insurance in 50 states and the District of Columbia

Learn more about Kemper.

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