SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 16, 2018
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On August 16, 2018, Citizens, Inc. (the Company) announced the retirement of Terry B. Festervand, the Companys Vice President, Chief Operations Officer. Ms. Festervand is retiring after leading the Companys remediation initiatives to improve the effectiveness of the Companys internal control over financial reporting and implementation of the Companys reorganization plans within operations. Ms. Festervands handpicked successor, Amanda Crews, age 41, assumed the role of Vice President, Operations effective immediately.
Ms. Crews was hired by Ms. Festervand in 2017 to serve as the Companys Human Resources Director and was quickly identified as a project management leader within the Companys operations after successfully leading the Companys 2017 corporate headquarters relocation. Ms. Crews was then promoted to oversee the Companys Property Services division. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Crews served in leadership roles in the areas of human resources, project management, business development and customer service at various locations, including serving as the Human Resources Director at the Railroad Commission of Texas, serving as the Corporate Human Resources Manager and Corporate Human Resources Generalist at D&S Community Services, serving as the Business Development Manager and Branch Manager at Sistema Technologies, Inc. (a division of Y&L Consulting) and serving as the Human Resources Specialist at Employees Retirement System of Texas.
The promotion of Ms. Crews to Vice President, Operations fulfills the Companys dual objectives of advancing leaders and diversity within its leadership ranks.
Ms. Crews does not have an employment contract with the Company.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Geoffrey M. Kolander|
Geoffrey M. Kolander
President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: August 21, 2018