CARMEL, IN—Insurance giant Conseco has named Anthony Zehnder as executive vice president of corporate communications, reporting to Bill Kirsch, Conseco’s President and CEO.
Zehnder comes to Conseco from Lehman Brothers, the New York investment bank, where he was managing director and head of global corporate communications. At Lehman, he created the firm’s first global corporate communications function, including advertising, branding, marketing and media relations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and served on Lehman’s executive management committee.
According to Kirsch, “Tony’s 23 years of experience in creating and leading successful communications programs at major companies will be invaluable as Conseco continues its drive for business excellence. Communications will be critical in building a performance-based culture inside the company, and Tony’s skills will be equally important in helping the company strengthen its relationships with all our external stakeholders.”
Before Lehman, Zehnder served two years as executive director and head of corporate communications in the Americas for UBS AG/UBS Warburg and spent seven years as a public relations executive with General Electric. His experience also includes work with Shawmut National Corporation and First Chicago Corporation.