Jeff Menary has been named vice president of Reinsurance at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co., located in Grinnell, Iowa, and Kurt Eaves has been named vice president of Direct Underwriting/Production. Both position changes are effective Oct. 1.
Menary currently serves as vice president of direct underwriting/production. He has been employed with Grinnell Mutual since 1980 and has served in many roles, including marketing representative, marketing and reinsurance manager for the Iowa/Wisconsin Region, and director of underwriting and production. He currently serves the insurance industry as a member of the Insurance Service Office CGL Advisory Panel and as a member of the Iowa Auto Insurance Plan Governing Committee.
Menary holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from The Institutes. He also holds the following designations: Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS).
Eaves currently serves as assistant vice president of commercial lines underwriting. With more than 26 years in the property-casualty insurance industry, Eaves has held key leadership positions with large insurance companies as well as with a national insurance broker. Before joining Grinnell Mutual, he served as the assistant vice president of underwriting for Indiana Insurance, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. He has also served as the assistant vice president of property and casualty marketing at Nationwide Insurance Group.
Eaves holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations and is a licensed insurance agent in Iowa. He is affiliated with the Greater Quad Cities chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).
Grinnell Mutual, provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies and property and casualty insurance products for homeowners, farmowners and businessowners through a network of over 1,600 independent agents in 12 Midwestern states.