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Susan Keisler-Munro to Lead Assurity

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What You Need to Know

  • The oldest company in the Assurity combination was founded in 1890.
  • Thomas Henning took over as the chairman, president and CEO in 1990.
  • Keisler-Munro has been the chief of operations since 2005.

The Assurity Life Insurance Company is on track to get a new CEO for the first time in 26 years.

The company’s board has picked Susan Keisler-Munro to succeed Thomas Henning as the company’s new president and CEO in January 2022.

Henning plans to serve as the chairman of Assurity’s board in 2022.

Henning has been the chairman, president and CEO of Assurity in 1990, when it was known as Woodmen Accident and Life.

Assurity is a Lincoln, Nebraska-based company that was created by the merger of Woodmen, Security Financial Life and Lincoln Direct Life in 2007. The oldest company involved in the merger, Woodmen Accident, was founded in 1890.

Assurity is classified as a benefit corporation, meaning that it officially exists to serve society, its workers, the community and the environment as well as to earn a profit.

The company writes individual accidental death, critical illness, disability income and life insurance, along with annuities. It also sells whole life life, short-term disability insurance and other products at the worksite.

The company has helped supply disability insurance for Breeze, a company that has created a web-based shopping site for disability insurance.

The New CEO

Susan Keisler-Munro has worked for Assurity for 34 years. She has been the senior vice president and chief of operations since 2005.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in actuarial science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She holds the fellow of the Society of Actuaries and member of the American Academy of Actuaries professional designations.

She serves on the board of the Nebraska Wesleyan University Board of Governors.

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Susan Kesiler-Munro (Photo: Assurity