MCKINNEY, Texas, March 1 -- Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) announced that Darren M. Rebelez, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of 7-Eleven, Inc., was elected to its Board of Directors on February 25, 2010. A California native and Texas resident, Mr. Rebelez holds a B.S. degree in General Engineering from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and a M.B.A. from the University of Houston. At 7-Eleven, he is responsible for eight regional operating divisions and over 6,000 convenience stores in North America. He previously held executive positions at ExxonMobil Corporation and Thornton Oil Corporation, working with franchising and their convenience store chains.
Torchmark Corporation is a holding company specializing in life and supplemental health insurance for "middle income" Americans marketed through multiple distribution channels including direct response, and exclusive and independent agencies. Torchmark has several nationally recognized insurance subsidiaries. Globe Life And Accident is a direct-response provider of life insurance known for its administrative efficiencies. American Income Life provides individual life insurance to labor union members. Liberty National Life is one of the oldest traditional life insurers in the Southeast. United American is a consumer-oriented provider of supplemental life and health insurance.