Unum Group announces new closed block leadership

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 13, 2019) – Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) today announced that Marylou Murphy, currently senior vice president and chief actuary for Unum, will become president of Closed Block Operations. She will succeed Steve Zabel in the role as he becomes executive vice president and chief financial officer on July 1.

“Marylou Murphy has been instrumental in completing reserve activities for the Closed Block and has established strong relationships with our insurance regulators, both of which will support continuity in executing on our strategy,” Zabel said. “Her extensive expertise and understanding of the unique complexities of the Closed Block make her well-suited to effectively manage this business.”

Scott Carter, currently vice president of Global Financial Planning and Analysis for Unum, will be promoted to senior vice president and chief actuary.

“At Unum, we are deeply committed to building talent and creating opportunities for our leaders to grow and develop,” Zabel said. “We have significant opportunities ahead and incredible talent to move us forward.”

In May, John F. “Jack” McGarry, executive vice president and chief financial officer, announced he will retire from the company effective October 31, 2019. Zabel will assume the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer effective July 1, at which time McGarry will move into a role supporting a smooth transition until his retirement.

About Unum Group

Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), an international provider of workplace benefits and services, has been helping workers and their families for 175 years. Through its Unum and Colonial Life brands, the company offers disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, vision and stop-loss insurance; leave and absence management support and behavioral health services. In 2022, Unum reported revenues of about $12 billion and paid $8 billion in benefits. The Fortune 500 company is one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies, recognized by Ethisphere®.  


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