CHICAGO, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ Financial Corporation announced that D. Craig Mense, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire from the ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½, effective December 31, 2018.Â
"Craig joined ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ in 2004 and has served as an influential CFO to me and two of my predecessors," says Dino E. Robusto, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Craig has made countless contributions to the success of ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ and he will be missed. Craig's enduring legacy is evidenced in the financial strength of our company.Â His steadfast, disciplined leadership has built lasting market confidence and influenced the many employees who have learned from him."
Mense said, "I am proud of what the ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ and its employees have accomplished during my time here and am excited about the bright future that ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ now has in front of it."Â Robusto echoed Mense's sentiment and announced that ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ will employ their succession plan and appoint an internal candidate to succeed Mense.
James Anderson, Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Development, has been named as Mense's successor. Anderson joined ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ in 2012 and has been a key member of the Finance leadership team since that time. He has proven himself an astute financial leader with a strong drive for results. Before joining ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½, Anderson spent nearly a decade in investment banking focused on the insurance industry, ultimately as a Managing Director at Macquarie Capital. That experience followed five years of consulting at Accenture.
"Having worked closely with James since my arrival, I have every confidence in his leadership and financial capabilities. I enthusiastically welcome him as my partner," says Robusto.
It is expected that Mense will officially transition the CFO role to Anderson during the third quarter of 2018. Mense will remain with ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ through his retirement date.
About ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ is the eighth largest commercial insurer in the United States. ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ provides a broad range of standard and specialized property and casualty insurance products and services for businesses and professionals in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, backed by 120 years of experience and more than $45 billion of assets. For more information about ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½, visit our website at .
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