Executive Profile


Jean Linnenbringer

Chief Operations Officer

Jean Linnenbringer was named chief operations officer of CNO Financial Group in January 2023. In this role, she is responsible for leading new business and underwriting, customer service, claims, agent care, and operations support for the CNO family of brands, including Bankers Life, Colonial Penn, Optavise and Washington National.

Linnenbringer previously served as senior vice president of operations for CNO beginning in August 2017 with expanded responsibilities of new business and underwriting added in January 2020 through December 2022. Since joining CNO in June 2015, she has held several leadership positions with the company including, senior vice president of consumer operations and vice president of customer service.

Prior to joining CNO, she spent 15 years at Genworth Financial in multiple roles, including senior vice president and chief operational risk officer.

Linnenbringer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Strayer University and a Master of Emergency Management from the University of Richmond.

Linnenbringer is a member of the board of visitors for Marian University’s Saint Joseph’s College.