San Diego-based Wells Media Group announced that Mitch Dunford, chief executive officer, has resigned to pursue other career opportunities.
Dunford, a former San Diego police officer, has been with Wells Media for 15 years. After leaving the San Diego police department, Dunford changed careers by earning an MBA degree in e-Commerce in 2000, joining Wells Media and eventually being named CEO.
“Mitch has been a key player in the success of Wells Media in the digital age,” said Mark Wells, chairman, who will assume the CEO duties. “He is a man of tremendous talent and integrity who will no doubt be successful in whatever endeavors he decides to pursue in the future. Everyone at Wells Media thanks him for his years of leadership and wishes him the best.”
The company also announced that Mark Wooster, current chief financial officer, has assumed a second title as chief operating officer. Wooster has served as Wells Media’s CFO since August 2013. He has 25 years of experience in financial and operational management as a CFO, COO, practicing CPA and controller.
Wells Media is publisher of insurance-related websites and magazines, including Insurance Journal, Claims Journal, Carrier Management, MyNewMarkets.com and the Academy of Insurance.