Donald G. Southwell

Southwell, Donald G.

Donald G. Southwell is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kemper Corporation (formerly Unitrin, Inc.). The Kemper family of insurance companies serves clients in markets across the United States. More than 6 million policyholders have their basic insurance and financial needs met by a network of career agents and independent agents. As one of America’s leading insurance companies, the Kemper family specializes in property, casualty, life, health and accident insurance. With $8 billion in assets, the Kemper family of companies employs about 6,000 associates. Mr. Southwell joined the company in 1996 and has held a variety of operating positions including President and Chief Operating Officer of Unitrin, Inc.; President of the Life and Health Insurance Group; and President, Insurance Operations. He was elected Chief Executive Officer in August 2006 and began serving as Chairman of the board in January 2010. Prior to his Kemper roles, Mr. Southwell spent 22 years with The Prudential and held a number of senior executive positions including President of Pruco Life Insurance Company; President of Prudential Insurance & Financial Services; and Chairman, Prudential Property & Casualty Company. Mr. Southwell is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. Mr. Southwell is also a member of the board of directors for the Insurance Information Institute and the Executives’ Club of Chicago.