Conseco Inc. hired one upper-level executive and promoted another one this week. The Carmel-based insurer hired Michael Farley as senior vice president and annuity and life actuary. Farley, 45, joins Conseco from ING Re, where he served from 2001 to 2007 as chief financial officer and chief insurance risk officer. Conseco also made its interim general counsel, Matthew J. Zimpfer, its general counsel and executive vice president. Zimpfer, 40, has worked at Conseco 10 years.