Corporate Leadership

Mutual of Omaha is committed to providing outstanding service to policyholders. Our Corporate Governance program stands in support of that commitment. For more information or questions, contact Michael Huss, Corporate Secretary, at corporatesecretary@mutualofomaha.com

Mutual of Omaha’s board of directors has adopted these Corporate Governance Standards for the benefit of policyholders.

Daniel P. Neary, Age, 62, has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mutual of Omaha since December 2004. He previously served as President from August 2003 until being elected to his current position. Mr. Neary joined Mutual of Omaha as an actuary in 1976 and held a number of positions in the Group products area, including Executive Vice President in charge of that strategic business unit. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Valmont Industries. Mr. Neary has been a Director of Mutual of Omaha since August 2003 and serves on the Executive and Risk Committees.

Robert L. Clarke, Age 71, is a Senior Partner at the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Houston, Texas. He joined the firm in 1969 and founded the firm’s financial institutions practice. In 1985, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, serving until 1992, at which time he rejoined Bracewell & Giuliani. He also serves on the boards of Stewart Information Services Corporation and Eagle Materials, Inc. Mr. Clarke has been a Director of Mutual of Omaha since November 2008. He is Chair of the Risk Committee and serves on the Investment Committee.

W. Gary Gates, Age 63, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), one of the largest publicly owned electric utilities in the United States. Mr. Gates joined OPPD in 1972 and held a variety of positions before being named President and CEO in 2004. He has been a Director of Mutual of Omaha since March 2007. He currently serves on the Executive and Risk Committees and is Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee.

Mary Pat McCarthy, age 58, retired from her position as Vice Chair of KPMG LLP, the U.S. member firm of the global audit, tax and advisory services firm, in 2011. She joined KPMG LLP in 1977 and was admitted to partnership in 1987. She held numerous senior leadership positions including Executive Director of the KPMG Audit Committee Institute; Leader of the KPMG Client Care Program; U.S. Leader, Industries and Markets; and Global Leader, Information, Communication and Entertainment Practice. Mrs. McCarthy also serves on the Board of Tesoro Corporation. She was elected to the Board of Mutual of Omaha in May 2012. She is Chair of the Audit Committee and also serves on the Corporate Governance Committee.

Derek R. McClain, Age 58, is a financial and management consultant and in that capacity has most recently served as interim Chief Financial Officer of CBRE Investors, the real estate investment management affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. He began his career with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he practiced corporate finance and securities law. Mr. McClain has also served as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer for Trammell Crow Company. He has been a Director of Mutual of Omaha since December 2007. He is a member of the Audit Committee and serves as Chair of the Compensation and Evaluation Committees.

James G. McFarlane, Age 58, is Executive Vice President, Brokerage Services Division, and Chairman of the Western Region for Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers, one of the world’s largest insurance brokers. Mr. McFarlane has been a Director of Mutual of Omaha since May 2003. He serves on the Audit and Investment Committees and is Chair of the Executive Committee.

Paula R. Meyer, Age 59, has over 25 years of experience in the mutual fund industry. Mrs. Meyer began her career with the Vanguard Group and most recently served as President of RiverSource Funds and Ameriprise Certificate Company with Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (formerly American Express Financial Corp.) Mrs. Meyer also serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. She has been a Director of Mutual of Omaha since September 2009 and serves on the Compensation and Evaluation and Corporate Governance Committees. She is also Chair of the Investment Committee.

Anthony J. Principi, Age 69, recently retired in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Pfizer, Inc. and counselor to the Chairman and CEO. From 1989-2005, Mr. Principi served with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, as Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs and as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, responsible for the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system and a national program of educational, housing, insurance, disability and vocational rehabilitation for America’s veterans. He has been a Director of Mutual of Omaha since 2005. Mr. Principi is a member of the Compensation and Evaluation and Corporate Governance Committees.

*Ages of Directors are current as of January 2014

Audit Committee

  • Mary Pat McCarthy, Chair
  • Derek R. McClain
  • James G. McFarlane

Compensation and Evaluation Committee

  • Derek R. McClain, Chair
  • Paula R. Meyer
  • Anthony J. Principi

Corporate Governance Committee

  • W. Gary Gates, Chair
  • Mary Pat McCarthy
  • Paula R. Meyer
  • Anthony J. Principi

Executive Committee

  • James G. McFarlane, Chair
  • W. Gary Gates
  • Daniel P. Neary

Investment Committee

  • Paula R. Meyer, Chair
  • Robert L. Clarke
  • James G. McFarlane

Risk Committee

  • Robert L. Clarke, Chair
  • W. Gary Gates
  • Daniel P. Neary
  • Daniel P. Neary
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
  • Richard C. Anderl
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • James T. Blackledge
    Executive Vice President, Information Services
  • Kenneth R. Cook
    President, East Campus Realty
  • David A. Diamond
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  • Daniel P. Martin
    Executive Vice President, Group Benefit Services
  • Jeffrey R. Schmid
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Omaha Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Stacy A. Scholtz
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Operations
  • Michael C. Weekly
    Executive Vice President, Individual Financial Services
    President, United World Life Insurance Company
  • Richard A. Witt
    Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
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