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 provides a broad portfolio of financial protection benefits and services through the workplace, and is the leading provider of disability income protection worldwide. Through its Unum US, Unum UK, Unum Poland, and Colonial Life businesses, the company provides disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision benefits that protect millions of working people and their families. Unum also provides leave and absence management services that streamline the leave experience for employers and employees and stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against medical costs. Unum reported revenues of $13.2 billion in 2020 and paid $7.6 billion in benefits.


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