The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has announced the election of Laura Fender and Dana Washington to its board of directors.

February 15, 2012

Fender is vice president, Financial Reporting, at Mutual of Omaha. She oversees and manages reporting of financial information, including that for state insurance departments, the NAIC and rating agencies. She also manages the company's annual audit process, leads the accounting and reporting for Midtown Crossing, monitors evolving accounting issues, and leads the company's response and compliance with new accounting requirements.

Fender currently serves on the Immanuel board of directors, Alegent Health Internal Audit and Compliance Advisory Committee and the Saint Albert Educational Foundation board of directors.

Washington serves as assistant general counsel at Mutual of Omaha. She oversees and directs all phases of business and insurance litigation filed by or against the company throughout 17 states as well as employment-related litigation throughout the country. In addition, she provides counsel to various corporate departments, including Claims/Customer Service, Underwriting and Human Resources.

Washington also serves as sponsor of Mutual of Omaha's Black Employee Resource Group and is a member of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands and Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart.

"We are excited to add Laura and Dana to the Foundation board," said Christine Johnson, president of the Mutual of Omaha Foundation. "Their knowledge and commitment to our community will strengthen our Foundation mission, to empower families to overcome critical issues and work toward positive change in Omaha and the surrounding community."

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation was established in 2005 to continue the company's longstanding tradition of supporting efforts that impact individuals and families throughout the community.

Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance and financial services products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit

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