Kemper announces Board member Gerry Laderman as new Chairman of its Board of Directors

– USA, IL –  Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) today announced the election of current Director Gerry Laderman to the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective immediately, succeeding Joe Lacher, who continues as CEO, President and Director.

Concurrently, Stuart Parker will shift from Lead Director back to Director.

“Gerry is a well-respected leader that has helped advance Kemper, and I couldn’t be more pleased with this appointment,” said Stuart Lacher. “His strong background, expertise and leadership acumen will further benefit the company as we move to the next chapter of the Kemper story. I look forward to continuing to work alongside Gerry in his new capacity, and know he will serve Kemper well.”

About Gerald Laderman

Gerry Laderman joined the Kemper board of directors in February 2020 and has served as a member of the Board’s Audit and Investment committees. His upcoming retirement will conclude nearly 35 years of experience in the airline industry, including senior leadership roles at United Airlines and Continental Airlines.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Kemper’s Chairman,” said Gerry Laderman. “The talent and focus of the Board and leadership team is a core strength, and the Board and I have full confidence in the strategy on which Joe and his leadership team are executing. I look forward to continuing the good work to move Kemper forward and deliver shareholder value.”

Gerry Laderman has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

About Kemper

The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation’s leading specialized insurers. With approximately $13 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by providing affordable and easy-to-use personalized solutions to individuals, families, and businesses through its Kemper Auto and Kemper Life brands. Kemper serves over 4.9 million policies, is represented by 23,700 agents and brokers, and has 8,100 associates dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of its customers.


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