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James P. Corcoran
Executive Chairman
Continental General Insurance Company

James P. Corcoran has been with the company for over three years and currently serves as the Executive Chairman. Mr. Corcoran served as the Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New York from 1983-1990. He has over 45 years of legal, regulatory, and corporate insurance experience. Prior to Continental, Mr. Corcoran served as counsel and held several executive leadership positions with other insurance companies and federal and state agencies. He has been principal of James P. Corcoran consulting firm from 2001 to present. Previous insurance industry positions include Executive Vice President – Government and Industry Relations for American General Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and Vice President for Prudential Insurance Company of America from 1980 to 1983. From 1990 to 1999, he was a partner with Winston & Strawn. Mr. Corcoran also served as the Special Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1979 to 1980. While Superintendent, he testified before congressional committees on various insurance topics. Mr. Corcoran holds a B.A. from Iona College and a J.D. from Fordham University of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York State and the Federal Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.




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David D. Ramsey, FSA, MAAA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Continental General Insurance Company

David D. Ramsey has been with the company for three years and currently serves as the President and CEO. He has over 25 years of experience with long-term care, life, and annuity products. Most of his career has focused on working with executive management teams, mergers and acquisitions activity, and serving in various actuarial roles. Prior to joining Continental, Mr. Ramsey was the Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary of National Western Life Insurance Company, Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer of Continental General Insurance Company, and LTC Divisional Vice President and Chief Actuary of Great American Insurance Group. Before Great American, Mr. Ramsey held positions as Senior Consulting Actuary of Actuarial Resources Corporation, President and Consulting Actuary of Allen Bailey & Associates, and Associate Actuary of One American Financial. He has been a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries since 2001. He holds a B.S. in Actuarial Science from Ball State University.




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Janet K. Ward
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Continental General Insurance Company

Janet Ward has been with Continental LTC Inc. (formerly Great American Financial Services) for 9 years and currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mrs. Ward has over 20 years of insurance financial reporting experience with long-term care, life, annuity, and other health related products, including financial reporting, planning and forecasting on a statutory and GAAP basis. Prior to joining Continental, Mrs. Ward served as Director of Accounting for Cigna Supplemental Benefits with responsibility for financial reporting, planning and analysis. Prior to joining Cigna Supplemental Benefits, Mrs. Ward served as Divisional Assistant Vice President of Financial Reporting for Great American Supplemental Benefits Group. She holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from The University of Texas – Austin.




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Thomas E. Pyle, ASA, MAAA
Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary, and Chief Risk Officer
Continental General Insurance Company

Thomas E. Pyle has been with Continental LTC Inc. (formerly Great American Supplemental Benefits Group) for 10 years and currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary, and Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Pyle has over 19 years of actuarial experience with an emphasis in long-term care and Medicare Supplement insurance. Prior to joining Continental, he was a Senior Consulting Actuary at Allen Bailey & Associates from 2009 to 2016 and a valuation actuary for Great American Supplement Benefits Group from 2002 to 2009, where he served as the appointed actuary for United Teacher Associates Insurance Company and Loyal American Life Insurance Company in 2008. Mr. Pyle began his career as an actuary at the Ceres Group from 2000 to 2002. He has been an Associate of the Society of Actuaries since 2006 and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries since 2007. Mr. Pyle holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Central Arkansas and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Missouri.




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W. Travis Simpson, FLMI
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Continental General Insurance Company

W. Travis Simpson has been with the company for over 20 years and currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He has over 25 years of insurance experience with a focus in long-term care, life, annuity, and other health related products. In support of these product lines, Mr. Simpson has managed various areas which include new business, underwriting, customer service, claims, information technology, compliance, premium accounting, commissions, agent licensing, and mail services. Mr. Simpson previously served as Vice President of Operations. Prior to Continental, he served as Assistant Vice President of Operations for Cigna Supplemental Benefits. Prior to joining Cigna Supplemental Benefits, Mr. Simpson served as Divisional Assistant Vice President of Operations for Great American Supplemental Benefits Group. He holds a Fellow, Life Management Institute from the Life Office Management Association.