LONG GROVE, Ill. - Why three top executives of Kemper Corp. resigned earlier this year remains unclear.
Sandy Lincoln, Charles M. Kierscht and Robert T. Jackson, all left the firm, leaving at least Messrs. Lincoln and Kierscht unemployed.
Mr. Lincoln was senior vice president and chief investment officer for Kemper Corp. and senior executive vice president and chief investment officer of the investment management subsidiary, Kemper Financial. (Kemper Corp. also is parent to insurance and stock brokerage subsidiaries). Mr. Kierscht was executive vice president and director of Kemper Corp. and chairman and chief executive of Kemper Financial. He also was a director of Kemper mutual funds. Mr. Jackson was executive vice president of Kemper Corp. and senior executive vice president of Kemper Financial.
Mr. Lincoln said he has no well-formed plans for his future.
Mr. Kierscht declined to discuss the terms of his departure. He said it would be logical for him to stay in investment management, but would consider other industries.
Mr. Jackson could not be reached for comment.
Kemper spokesman Steve Radis said he did not know why the three executives resigned.