Mr. Robert Joyce

Board Member Director of Kemper Corporation

Portrait of Robert Joyce.

Chairman, Board of Directors - Kemper Corporation

Bob currently is the Chairman of the Board of Kemper.  Kemper is an NYSE listed company that is in the P&C and Life insurance business located in Chicago.  He also serves on the Audit and N&G committees.

Bob retired from Westfield Group in March 2012.  While at Westfield, he held a number of executive positions including Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.  He also served as the first Chairman of Westfield Bank. In 2011 Westfield Group revenue exceeded $1.7 billion.  With assets over $5.0 billion, Westfield is one of the country’s 50 largest property & casualty insurers with operations in over 30 states.  Westfield Bank is one of the ten largest thrifts in northeast Ohio with assets over $600 million.

Bob graduated from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, with a degree in business administration.  After his active naval service Bob joined the Philadelphia office of Deloitte and Touche working on the audit staff.  His experience in the insurance industry spans 30 years and includes serving in various senior leadership positions in Reliance Insurance Group before joining Westfield in 1996.

Bob serves on the Advisory Board of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Center for Global Business Studies.  He has served as a trustee for the Navy Memorial, the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Playhouse Square Foundation, Medina County Economic Development Council and the Team Northeast Ohio Board of Trustees.  Bob is past chair of the Board of Governors for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI).  He also served as the honorary chairman for United Way Medina County.

Bob is a retired Navy Captain and a veteran of Desert Storm.