is leaving TCW
, head of communications
at Farmers' Insurance
, confirmed that Viles will join the insurer in mid-April as head of employee communications.
Viles had served as managing director and head of corporate communications at TCW, a post previously held by Freeman. A spokesman for TCW declined to comment on Viles' departure.
Prior to joining TCW in 2008, Viles worked with the Los Angeles Times
and the Associated Press
Two Carlyle Group
investment funds various TCW employees completed
their buyout of TCW from Societe Generale last month.
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