Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Doug Williams to vice president of finance & administration. He joined the firm in 2008, and has served in multiple finance roles, including manager of expense management, director of financial planning & analysis, and most recently as director of performance management. Before joining CNO, Williams held various finance positions at Union Acceptance Corp. He is a graduate of the Indiana Institute of Technology, and is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute. In his new role, he will be responsible for distribution planning, reporting and finance functions for the Washington National business segment and Performance Matters Associates, Washington National’s wholly-owned subsidiary. The firm has also appointed Rocco Tarasi vice president of finance and operations. He will be responsible for all finance and sales operations functions for the Bankers Life business segment. He most recently served as chief financial officer at ITT Educational Services, and has held previous roles in finance and operations at Resource Global Professionals and Arthur Andersen, in addition to founder and CEO of policyIQ, a compliance software company. Tarasi has a BS in finance and accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a certified public accountant. Also, Robert Yates has been promoted to vice president of distribution planning. He will be responsible for all distribution planning functions for the Bankers Life business segment, including field compensation, agency relations, real estate and field support. He joined CNO Financial in 2005 and has held positions in financial planning and analysis, most recently as senior director of finance and administration. Prior to that, he held positions at GE Insurance, American Bottling Co. and U.S. Can Co.. Yates has a BS in finance from Northern Illinois University, an MBA in finance from DePaul University.

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