Union Mutual of Vermont Companies Announces 4 Promotions

January 7, 2016
Jennifer P. Galfetti

Union Mutual of Vermont Companies announced that Jennifer P. Galfetti, Lisa L. Keysar, Gary H. Ouellette and Schuyler M. Ryan were recently promoted.

Galfetti was named chief financial officer, Keysar and Ouellette were each elevated to executive vice president and Ryan was promoted to accounting manager.

Galfetti joined Union Mutual in 2009 after more than 15 years of accounting and finance work. In 2013 she was promoted to Union Mutual’s treasurer and elected to the Board of Directors of Community Mutual, a Union Mutual company. She will maintain both positions.

Both Keysar and Ouellette will each work closely with President and Chief Executive Officer Michael W. Nobles in setting Union Mutual’s strategic direction and defining the short term objectives of the Group. Keysar and Ouellette will also assume broader day-to-day responsibilities, with Keysar working closely with Underwriting and Marketing and Ouellette with Finance and Analytics teams.

Keysar joined Union Mutual in 1995 after working several years at a national life insurance company. She has held numerous roles in her 20-year career at Union Mutual and was most recently senior vice president of Client Services. She is also corporate secretary for Union Mutual and Community Mutual, two roles she will continue to hold.

Ouellette joined Union Mutual in 1990 after beginning his career at Wang Laboratories in Lowell, Massachusetts. In his 25 year career at Union Mutual he has held several positions and was most recently senior vice president of Operations. He is Enterprise Risk Management officer and sits on Community Mutual’s Board of Directors.

The promotions of Galfetti, Keysar and Ouellette were approved by the Board of Directors at the December meeting and were effective Jan. 1, 2016. All three are based in the Montpelier, Vermont, office.

Ryan’s promotion was also effective Jan. 1, 2016. She joined Union Mutual as senior accountant in 2014 and is based in the Troy, New York, office. She previously worked as a senior accountant at LeverPoint Management, LLC and as associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Union Mutual of Vermont Companies, founded in 1874, is a property/casualty insurance group consisting of Union Mutual Fire Insurance and New England Guaranty Insurance Company Inc., both based in Montpelier, Vermont; Eastern Mutual Insurance Company, based in Greenville, New York; and Community Mutual Insurance Company, based in Troy, New York. The four companies write a total of $175 million in direct premium annually through independent agents throughout New England and New York.

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