WMU News

Alumnus named president of Unitrin

Feb. 26, 2002

CHICAGO -- Donald G. Southwell, a 1973 graduate of Western Michigan University, has been named to the board of directors of Unitrin, Inc. Southwell was simultaneously promoted from senior vice president to president and chief operating officer of the Chicago-based company.

Southwell was a member of the Lee Honors College at WMU and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in mathematics.

Southwell joined Unitrin in 1996. Through its subsidiaries, Unitrin provides property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, direct-market automobile insurance and consumer finance services. For more information about Unitrin, visit the company's Web site at <www.unitrin.com>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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