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IU President McRobbie elected to OneAmerica board

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The board of directors for Indianapolis-based OneAmerica(R) Financial Partners, Inc. has elected Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, PhD, as its newest member.

As a board member, McRobbie will provide the executive leadership team with sound judgment, insight and knowledge to further position the OneAmerica(R) companies for growth in the life insurance, employee benefits and retirement services markets.

“I am extremely pleased and honored to be selected to join the board of directors at OneAmerica Financial Partners and to have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest and most respected individuals in the financial services industry,” McRobbie said. “In these uncertain economic times, I look forward to helping OneAmerica meet the ongoing challenges of providing maximum value to customers, maintaining a client-centered approach and solidifying its position as a nationwide leader in the financial marketplace.”

As Indiana University president, McRobbie is responsible for IU’s eight-campus system, which has a total budget of approximately $2.7 billion, and more than 5,000 faculty, 11,000 staff, and 100,000 students. A native of Australia, McRobbie came to IU from the Institute of Advanced Study at the Australian National University (ANU), where he was a professor of information science and chief executive officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Computational Systems.

“Dr. McRobbie’s experience in research and information technology makes him a natural fit to serve on the OneAmerica board of directors as we look to leverage and enhance our technology offerings to best serve the needs of our policyholders,” said Dayton H. Molendorp, OneAmerica chairman, president and CEO. “He is a recognized leader who will provide the technology expertise we have not had on our board until now, and I am excited that he has agreed to serve on our team.”

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