Michael D. Heard

Co-President, Worksite Division

Mike Heard was named co-president, worksite division of CNO Financial Group in February 2021, and serves as an executive leader of the company’s worksite business.

Heard previously served as president of CNO’s worksite division from January 2020 to February 2021 and as president of CNO’s Washington National segment from 2017 to 2020. Heard joined CNO in 2013 as senior vice president of enterprise operations.

Prior to joining CNO, Heard spent sixteen years at GE Financial & Genworth Financial in senior leadership positions, including as senior vice president, business strategy and product support, and has held a variety of claims, service and operations roles for GE Financial. He has more than 25 years of operations and technology experience and 20 years in the financial services industry.

Heard earned both Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in industrial engineering from Purdue University. He is a fellow of the Life Management Institute and a six-sigma master black belt.

He serves on the board of directors of Beyond Monumental, the Advisory Council of the Military Family Research Institute, and on the Dean's Advisory Council of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.