Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Carrie Jost to vice president of communications and Robert Birty to territory vice president of its Bankers Life business segment’s south central territory.

Jost will be responsible for corporate communications, public relations, sponsorship, philanthropy, enterprise branding and event marketing. She joined the company in 2005 and most recently served as director of brand marketing. Jost has held several communications positions within the Bankers Life business segment, including as its manager of brand and marketing communications. Prior to CNO, she held positions at The Executives’ Club of Chicago and the Mid-America Committee for International Business and Government Cooperation. Jost has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Illinois Wesleyan University. She currently serves as secretary of the board of directors for Meals on Wheels Chicago.

Also, Birty will be responsible for leading the south central territory’s field sales team in strategy and growth. A 32-year veteran of Bankers Life, he has held several sales positions, most recently as regional director in the northwest territory and branch sales manager of the Toms River, New Jersey office. Birty has served as chairman for the company’s Agent Development Committee from 2012 to 2016 and has also sat on its Recruiting and Technology Committees.