Dennis Schoff Joins Trustmark Companies as General Counsel

11/30/2010

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Dennis L. Schoff, 51, an attorney in practice for more than 20 years, joined Trustmark as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Previously serving as General Counsel for Lincoln Financial Group, Schoff comes to Trustmark with extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions, negotiation, integration and business strategy.

“Dennis has deep experience in the insurance industry and a genuine enthusiasm for where we are taking Trustmark,” said Dave McDonough, Chief Executive Officer, Trustmark Companies. “He is a terrific fit for our company and will bring tremendous value to our legal function.”

Prior to joining Trustmark, Schoff spent 19 years at Lincoln, the last eight as General Counsel. He began his career as a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Company, and after graduating from law school, served as a corporate associate at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, one of the largest law firms in Ohio.

Schoff, who reports to McDonough, succeeds Tim Moore, who returned to Trustmark to serve as Acting General Counsel.

Schoff earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University and graduated cum laude from Indiana University’s law school. He chaired the legal section of the American Council of Life Insurers and is the current president of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel.

About Trustmark Companies
Through its subsidiaries and operating divisions, Trustmark provides access to a full spectrum of employee benefits, including benefits administration, payroll-deducted voluntary products, group medical benefits, and integrated health promotion and fitness management solutions. The success of each Trustmark company is based on building and maintaining trust through personal, responsive service and flexible product offerings that meet the unique needs of each customer. Trustmark subsidiaries and operating divisions include CoreSource, Health Contact Partners, HealthFitness, Starmark, Trustmark Group Benefits and Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions. For more information, visit www.trustmarkcompanies.com or www.hfit.com.

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