United Fire Group Inc., headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced that Corey Ruehle has accepted the position of branch manager for the Midwest region, effective July 1. Ruehle replaces Doug Penn, who is retiring.
Ruehle will be responsible for the overall performance of the company’s commercial lines business in the Midwest region, which includes Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota.
United Fire’s service center is also a part of this region and handles customer service for small- and mid-sized accounts for the states in which United Fire writes its business. The Midwest region’s direct written premium was $152,562,000 as of Dec. 31, 2011.
Ruehle previously was the Midwest region’s underwriting manager. He has been in the insurance industry for 16 years and with United Fire Group since 2001.
Source: United Fire Group Inc.