Genworth Financial Inc. of Richmond, Va., said Wednesday that it has expanded its board from nine to 11 directors, electing Christine B. Mead and Thomas E. Moloney as independent directors.

Mead was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Safeco Corp. and co-president of the Safeco insurance companies before retiring in December 2005. Before joining Safeco in 2002, she worked for Travelers Insurance Cos. from 1989 to 2001, including as senior vice president and chief financial officer, chief accounting officer and controller.

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