CNO Financial has appointed Frederick Crawford as the new executive vice president and CFO effective 23 January 2012.

Crawford will report to Ed Bonach, CEO of CNO Financial.

Prior to CNO, Crawford served as a head and executive vice president of Corporate Development and Investments for Lincoln Financial.

Crawford also has six years of experience as a CFO in Lincoln Financial. Before joining Lincoln, he served as a president for Bank One Corporation, Bank One Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Bonach said that Fred Crawford is one of the leading executives in the insurance industry, and brings a great deal of experience to CNO Financial.

CNO is a holding company with its insurance subsidiaries principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company and Washington National Insurance Company.