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Northwestern Mutual Names Zore Chairman, Makes Other Senior Appointments

Ed Zore will add Chairman and board member to his CEO duties. Northwestern Mutual announced the reappointment of several executive vice presidents, and has named Jean Maier new Head of IS as Greg Oberland takes responsibility for investment products and services.

The board of trustees of Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee) has elected Ed Zore chairman and named John E. Schlifske president, effective March 31. Zore will retain his responsibilities as CEO.

The company announced several other appointments, effective June 30.

Greg Oberland, currently executive vice president, insurance and technology, will oversee all risk and investment products and services.

With Oberland's assumption of new duties, Jean M. Maier, currently senior vice president of enterprise operations will take on the additional responsibility of overseeing Northwestern's information systems department.

Gary A. "Skip" Poliner, executive vice president, investment products and services, was elected to Northwestern's board of trustees and also named chief risk officer and given overall responsibility for corporate finance.

Marcia Rimai, currently executive vice president and chief administrative officer will become the company's chief compliance officer.

Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information ... View Full Bio

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