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life insurance company executive

Joseph Sheldon Caras, American life insurance company executive. Chartered Life Underwriter. Decorated Air medal.

Background

Caras, Joseph Sheldon was born on August 3, 1924 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph and Bessie Esther (Kasanoff) Caras.

Education

Bachelor, Bowdoin College, 1948.

Career

With, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1949-1955;assistant manager, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1951-1955;with, New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1955-1988;2d. vice president marketing, Boston, 1967-1971;senior vice president marketing services, Boston, 1971-1981;senior vice president marketing, Boston, 1982-1988, retired, 1989;president, New England National, 1981-1986;director, New England National of New Yorkdirector, Covenant Life Insurance Companydirector, InterNEL Corporation. Executive director National Finance Marketing Group, 1988-1993.

Achievements

  • Chartered Life Underwriter.

Membership

Member Swampscott (Massachusetts) Town Meeting, 1972-1978. Past president Temple Emanu-El, Marblehead, Massachusetts Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Life Insurance Marketing Research Association (past chairman sales committee and marketing services committee), Agency Management Training Council, Association Advanced Life Underwriters, National Association Life Underwriters, American Society Chartered Life Underwriter's.

Connections

Married Adele Salett, June 8, 1947 (deceased 2002). Children: Richard, David, Susan.

father:
Joseph Caras

mother:
Bessie Esther (Kasanoff) Caras

spouse:
Adele Salett

child:
Richard Caras

child:
David Caras

child:
Susan Caras