updated: 2/11/2010 6:35:02 AM

IU President Named to OneAmerica Board

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OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc. has announced the election of Indiana University President Michael McRobbie to its board of directors. The company says McRobbie will provide sound judgment, insight and knowledge to further growth in the life insurance, employee benefits and retirement services markets. In addition to serving as IU's president, McRobbie also served as chief executive officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Computational Systems in Australia.

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Press Release

Indianapolis (Feb 11, 2010) – The board of directors for OneAmerica® Financial Partners, Inc. has elected Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, PhD as its newest member.

As a board member, McRobbie will provide the executive leadership team with sound judgment, insight and knowledge to further position the OneAmerica® companies for growth in the life insurance, employee benefits and retirement services markets.

“I am extremely pleased and honored to be selected to join the board of directors at OneAmerica Financial Partners and to have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest and most respected individuals in the financial services industry,” McRobbie said. ”In these uncertain economic times, I look forward to helping OneAmerica meet the ongoing challenges of providing maximum value to customers, maintaining a client-centered approach and solidifying its position as a nationwide leader in the financial marketplace.”

As Indiana University president, McRobbie is responsible for IU’s eight campus system, which has a total budget of approximately $2.7 billion, and more than 5,000 faculty, 11,000 staff, and 100,000 students. Before assuming his presidential responsibilities in 2007, McRobbie served as the university’s vice president for research and as the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. In recent years, he has led university delegations to China, Japan, Korea and Israel where has established or renewed cooperative agreements in research and education. He also has overseen the preparation of IU’s International Strategic Plan.

A native of Australia, McRobbie came to IU from the Institute of Advanced Study at the Australian National University (ANU), where he was a professor of information science and chief executive officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Computational Systems.

“Dr. McRobbie's experience in research and information technology makes him a natural fit to serve on the OneAmerica board of directors as we look to leverage and enhance our technology offerings to best serve the needs of our policyholders,” said Dayton H. Molendorp, OneAmerica chairman, president and CEO. “He is a recognized leader who will provide the technology expertise we have not had on our board until now, and I am excited that he has agreed to serve on our team.”

About OneAmerica
OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. The companies of OneAmerica® can trace their solid foundations back more than 130 years in the insurance and financial services marketplace.

OneAmerica’s nationwide network of companies offers a variety of products to serve the financial needs of their policyholders and other clients. These products include retirement plan products and services; individual life insurance, annuities, long-term care solutions and employee benefits. The goal of OneAmerica is to blend the strengths of each company to achieve greater collective results.

The products of the OneAmerica companies are distributed through a network of employees, agents, brokers and other distribution sources that are committed to increasing value to our policyholders by helping them plan to meet their financial goals.

We deliver on our promises when customers need us most.

Source: OneAmerica

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