Preferred Professional Insurance Co., an Omaha, Neb.-based Catholic-owned medical liability insurance firm, announced that Lynnette Matza, CPA, has been appointed as PPIC’s next chief executive officer effective Jan.1, 2011. Matza will succeed T.J. McKivergan.
Matza has been with the company since its inception in January 1988 when she joined as controller. She also has served the company as vice president of Finance, chief financial officer and senior vice president/CFO.
During the next four months, Matza will work closely with McKivergan to ensure an orderly and effective transition.
McKivergan joined PPIC in June 1999. He has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare profession. Under his tenure, PPIC has grown from a $64 million company to a $370 million company. Under agreement with the board of directors, McKivergan will remain with the company through March 31, 2011.