NU Online News Service, Sept. 29, 2003, 1:35 p.m. EDT – AmerUs Group Company Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, has promoted James Kerwin to be president of its Bankers Life Insurance Company of New York subsidiary.

Kerwin succeeds Stephen Shorrock, who is leaving to pursue a broader role, AmerUs says.

Kerwin has been senior vice president of the individual administration business units at AmerUs Life. He previously was senior vice president of operations at Bankers Life.