Wisconsin’s SECURA Promotes 5 to New Officer Positions

February 28, 2018

Appleton, Wisconsin-based SECURA Insurance promoted five leaders to newly created positions: Tamara Bates, regional vice president – Sales; Amy DeHart, vice president – chief actuarial officer; Jennifer Fisher, vice president – Property Claims; Carol Wedig, vice president – Continuous Improvement; and Larry Wright, vice president – chief claims officer.

Bates first joined SECURA in 1999 and held various positions in commercial underwriting, product development, risk management and, most recently, regional sales director. Prior to SECURA, she worked for Sentry Insurance, Integrity Mutual Insurance, and Lake States Insurance Co. Bates has earned her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations.

DeHart joined SECURA’s actuarial team in 2000 and was promoted to vice president – Actuarial Services in 2013. She oversees the company’s pricing, reserving, strategic planning and related functions.

Prior to joining SECURA, DeHart worked as an actuary for John Deere Transportation Insurance, a specialty writer of long haul trucking. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Fisher joined SECURA in 1998 as a multi-line claims representative and has held various roles of increasing responsibility, including 10 years as supervisor for inside property claims. She was promoted to director of Property Claims in 2012.

Fisher is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Fox Cities and continues to pursue her CPCU designation.

Wedig started at SECURA in 2002 in Human Resources. During the past 16 years, she held different positions in HR, Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, IT, and currently is the director of Continuous Improvement. Since the program’s inception in 2016, Wedig has focused on building SECURA’s overall continuous improvement methodologies to help drive the company’s overall success.

Wedig completed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and obtained her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. She also is a Prosci certified change practitioner.

Wright began his career at SECURA in 1997 as an IT programmer/analyst. He held progressive positions including IT supervisor, IT director, workers’ compensation claims representative, workers’ compensation claims supervisor, claims project manager, casualty representative, and litigation coordinator. Most recently he held the position of vice president – Claims.

Wright has earned his CPCU, Certified Insurance Data Manager (CIDM), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), and Associate in Claims (AIC) designations.

In 2017, SECURA topped $600 million in direct written premium for the first time while maintaining an A (Excellent) rating by A.M. Best, recognition as one of Ward’s 50 top performing property/casualty insurance companies, and its Great Place to Work certification.

Source: SECURA

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