NU Online News Service, Oct. 15, 2003, 12:27 p.m. EDT – Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Chicago, has promoted John Squarok to executive vice president and hired Carolyn Johnson to be senior vice president, operations.

Squarok, who has been Bankers’ CFO and will continue to be the CFO, previously was a senior vice president at Bankers.

Johnson has spent nine years working for U.S. financial services subsidiaries of AEGON N.V., The Hague, Netherlands. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from California State University in Los Angeles.

Bankers Life is a unit of Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind.