Gene Berry has been named VP and CIO of the OneAmerica companies. He will succeed outgoing VP and CIO Emet Talley, who will retire June 1. While focusing on OneAmerica’s goals of strength and growth, Berry will continue building and developing the enterprise’s IT strategy. Additionally, he will directly manage a team of eight systems VPs, and serve as a member of OneAmerica’s Management Committee.

A life insurance executive with more than 30 years of experience, Berry’s areas of expertise include IT and insurance operations. Before joining OneAmerica, Berry served as the SVP of insurance services and CIO for Shenandoah Life Insurance Co., where he oversaw the company’s technology and insurance operations. Previously, he worked for Fremont Life Insurance Co., and Aluminum Company of America.

"I am very pleased to be leading the information technology community for the OneAmerica companies,” Berry said. “OneAmerica is highly respected in the insurance industry, and the culture is an excellent match with my own core values. Additionally, I was impressed with the company’s financial strength, commitment to mutuality and excellent product portfolio.”

“I’m excited to welcome Gene to the OneAmerica family,” said Dayton Molendorp, OneAmerica chairman, president and CEO. “As we look to expand our information technology offerings and serve the best interests of our policyholders, I feel good knowing that OneAmerica has a seasoned insurance and information technology executive leading the charge.”

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