Gene P. Berry, CLU, ChFC, CASL, has been named to the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the OneAmerica companies in Indianapolis. He will succeed outgoing Vice President and Chief Information Officer Emet Talley, who will retire from the enterprise June 1.
A life insurance executive with more than 30 years of experience, Berry’s areas of expertise include information technology and insurance operations. Before joining OneAmerica, Berry served as the senior vice president of insurance services and chief information officer for Shenandoah Life Insurance Company, where he oversaw the company’s technology and insurance operations.
“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.”
While focusing on OneAmerica’s goals of strength and growth, Berry will continue building and developing the enterprise’s information technology strategy. Additionally, he will directly manage a team of eight systems vice presidents. As CIO, Berry will serve as a member of OneAmerica’s Management Committee.
“I’m excited to welcome Gene to the OneAmerica family,” said Dayton H. 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.”