Mutual of Omaha Announces New Roles Aligned with Customer Segments

OMAHA, Neb. (September 7, 2017) – Mutual of Omaha has completed the realignment of its strategic business units with key customer segments, and has announced leadership of its newly created strategic business units.

Stephen Abels has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Income and Wealth Planning Solutions, a new business unit addressing the needs of consumers seeking to protect their income and pass wealth on to their families.  In this role, Abels oversees several product lines, including permanent and term life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities and supplemental health products.  He also oversees the company’s Underwriting division as well as the agency sales distribution and life brokerage sales distribution.

Abels joined Mutual in 1998 as a senior actuarial assistant.  Since that time, he has had various responsibilities, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Individual Pre-Retirement Solutions.

Abels earned a bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. and is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and a member of both the American Academy of Actuaries and International Actuarial Association.  He also participates as a member of the Disability Insurance Committee for the American Council of Life Insurers.  He serves on the board of the Durham Museum and is an active member of the Durham Society.

Scott Ault has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Workplace Solutions, a new business unit that focuses on solutions for employer groups seeking ancillary benefit plans to attract and retain employees.  In this role, Ault oversees insurance product lines including group life, disability, dental, critical illness and accident insurance.

Ault joined Mutual in April 2004 as a Regional Vice President.  He was promoted to Vice President of Group Insurance Sales in 2005 and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Benefit Solutions, a position he held since 2006.

Ault received his bachelor’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia.  He also served as a Team Leader in Recon, the U.S. Marine Corps’ Special Forces unit.

Stephanie Pritchett has been named Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Departing Well Solutions.  In this role, she leads Mutual’s Enterprise Marketing Division and has assumed responsibility for a new Departing Well Solutions business unit, which addresses traditional life insurance customers’ final expense needs.  Pritchett also has responsibility for the direct to consumer distribution channel supporting the life and health lines of business.

Pritchett joined the company in September 2015 from The Hartford Financial Services Group, where she was Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer.  She also has held senior executive marketing positions at USAA and Washington Mutual Bank.

Pritchett earned her bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and an MBA from Babson College.  She is a board member of Girls, Inc. and a member of the Operating Committee for Mutual of Omaha Mortgage.

Stacy Scholtz has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.  She has assumed oversight of Emerging and Strategic Solutions, a new strategic business unit that focuses on developing new and existing solutions in Retirement Plans and Special Risk for customer-segmented business units.  Scholtz also oversees Corporate Operations.

Scholtz joined Mutual of Omaha in 1991 and has served as an officer in various areas throughout the business.  Prior to her current position, she served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations.

Scholtz received her bachelor’s degree from Creighton University and her master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota.

Scholtz is a member of the board of directors for four Mutual of Omaha affiliate companies:  Companion Life Insurance Company, Mutual of Omaha Marketing Corporation, Omaha Indemnity and United World Life Insurance Company.

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