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Horace Mann Gets New CEO from The Hanover

Marita Zuraitis will leave her Hanover post next month to take over Horace Mann, which provides insurance products for educators.

Marita Zuraitis, president of The Hanover's property and casualty companies, will leave that post effective May 10 to become president and chief executive officer of Horace Mann Educators Corporation.

Horace Mann, based in Springfield, Ill., calls itself the "largest national multiline insurance company focusing on educators' financial needs," providing auto and homeowners insurance, retirement annuities and life insurance.

Zuraitis leaves The Hanover after nine years, the company announced today.

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"Marita has provided outstanding leadership of our property and casualty companies and has been a tremendous thought partner since joining our organization in 2004," said Frederick H. Eppinger, chief executive officer at The Hanover, in a statement. "She has played a key leadership role as we have transformed our company, helping us build a world class team, a distinctive value proposition, and strong, mutually-beneficial partnerships with the best agents and brokers in our business. With her help, we have positioned The Hanover as a leading national company with international capabilities. We wish her the very best in her new endeavors."

Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk ... View Full Bio

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