Carmel, Ind. — Conseco Inc. appointed Steven Stecher president of Conseco Insurance Group (CIG) last week, where he will also oversee Worksite Operations and CIG New Business Services. Stecher, who served previously as EVP of operations for Conseco, replaces Dan Bardin, who resigned from the company for personal reasons.

"Steve brings a broad, general management perspective into his new assignment," says Conseco CEO Jim Prieur. "We know him at Conseco for his outstanding work on improving CIG's operations and integrating Conseco operations as part of our back-office consolidation, but Steve also has had prior successes in strategic marketing and information technology at ING, and marketing and agency operations at Equitable/AXA."

In addition, Conseco named Russell Bostick EVP of technology and operations, and will lead Conseco's newly integrated Information Technology and Operations group. Bostick served previously as EVP of information technology.

"Russ has proven to be an insurance executive with a strong ability to understand and manage the complexities of our multiple policy blocks, operating systems and work processes," Prieur says. "He has successfully taken the learnings from his prior successes at IBM, CNA and JP Morgan Chase, and applied them to drive positive change at Conseco."

"We congratulate Steve and Russ on their new assignments," Prieur continues. "While Dan's time at Conseco was short, we thank him for his efforts in re-positioning CIG for success in the future."

Source: Conseco Inc.

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