CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conseco, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) announced the appointment of three senior financial officers, effective Oct. 15, 2007:
-- Thomas D. Barta will join Conseco as Senior Vice President -- Financial
Planning & Analysis, reporting to Conseco CFO Ed Bonach.
-- David J. Barra will become Senior Vice President -- Internal Audit,
with responsibility for audit and enterprise risk assessment. In his
new role, Barra will report to Neal Schneider, chair of the Audit
Committee of the Board of Directors, and to Conseco CEO Jim Prieur.
-- Joseph P. Clarke, Vice President -- Financial Planning & Analysis, will
take on additional responsibility for Conseco's investor relations and
relationships with rating agencies. He will report to Mr. Barta.
"We are pleased to add Tom to our leadership team, and we are fortunate to have Dave and Joe assume these important new roles," Bonach said. "Tom brings over 25 years of diversified financial management, leadership and international experience. Dave's extensive company, business and audit experience will significantly enhance our effort to improve Conseco's enterprise risk profile. Joe's knowledge of the company and leadership role in financial planning and analysis will benefit investor relations and our interactions with rating agencies."
Mr. Barta joins Conseco from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North
America, where he was Vice President and Senior Finance Director --
Distribution. During his 20 years with Allianz, he also served expatriate
assignments with the company's Americas Division Life Operations and the
Group Finance Department in Munich, Germany, and served the North American
company in controller, treasury and audit management roles. A Certified
Public Accountant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Fellow of the Life
Management Institute, Mr. Barta earned a BSB degree in Accounting and an
|SOURCE Conseco, Inc.|
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