Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 25, 2004


RICHARD C. VIE is Chairman and CEO of Unitrin, Inc. He became President and CEO of Unitrin on March 1, 1992, and Chairman in January 1999. He began his insurance career in St. Louis in 1962. In 1979, he joined Commonwealth Life and Accident Insurance Company where he served as President for four years. He joined the Unitrin group of companies in 1983 as President of United Insurance. A former Navy pilot, Mr. Vie attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with an introduction to Unitrin and describe your

company's different segments?

Mr. Vie: Unitrin is made up of three separate businesses that together

make us one of the