Mary Pat McCarthy Elected to Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors

Omaha, Neb. – (May 22, 2012) Mary Pat McCarthy, CPA, who rose to the position of Vice Chair during her 34-year career with KPMG LLP, has been elected to the Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors, Chairman and CEO Dan Neary announced.

McCarthy joined KPMG LLP, the U.S. member firm of the global audit, tax and advisory services firm, in 1977 and was admitted to the 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 Line of Business. As Vice Chair, McCarthy also served on the firm’s Management and Operations Committees. She retired from KPMG at the close of 2011.

"Mary Pat McCarthy brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the accounting, auditing and risk management fields that will add a valuable dimension to the Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors. We will rely on her perspective, as well as that of our other distinguished board members, as we work to achieve our strategic vision in an increasingly competitive and highly regulated environment," Neary said.

McCarthy earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration from Creighton University and is a graduate of the KPMG International Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Missouri Society and Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

McCarthy, of Leawood, Kan., is the author of several books on risk, strategy and business transformation and is a frequent speaker on the topic of corporate governance. She has served on the boards of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Minnesota, The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Calif., and the Leavey Graduate School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States.