Iowa’s CGA Insurance Services Launches Managing General Underwriter Program

February 3, 2021

West Des Moines, Iowa-based Career General Agency LLC (CGA Insurance Services), a subsidiary of GuideOne Insurance, has launched a managing general underwriter (MGU) program with its newly developed CGA Energy Division.

Calling the MGU launch a “momentous achievement for our company,” GuideOne Insurance President and Chief Executive Officer Jessica Snyder said in a media release that it “represents a large step toward our goal to diversify our business, and it demonstrates that we are an underwriting-focused company producing consistent profitable growth.”

Mark Groenheide, senior vice president, Specialty Lines, at GuideOne Insurance and president of CGA Insurance Services, said MGU team members, assembled from across the United States, bring more than 80 years of combined industry experience in risk engineering and underwriting.

Tim Zwigart, head of Risk Engineering, has over 33 years of experience in risk engineering, including extensive work in the energy and power generation industries. Zwigart will lead the MGU’s risk engineering team and collaborate with underwriting teams to develop strategic profitability objectives.

Randy Thompson, senior risk engineer, has over 31 years of experience working in insurance, semiconductor and energy industries. Thompson will support the MGU’s specialty underwriting team with account reviews and provide field engineering and loss control services to the company’s clients.

Lisa Chines, lead underwriter, Energy, has over 20 years of experience working in insurance and growing books of business. Chines will be instrumental in developing the Energy book of business by leading a team of underwriters and building successful relationships with wholesale business partners.

Those reporting to Chines will include Ashton Baca, senior energy underwriter; Justin Reed, energy underwriter; Jessica Wiley, underwriter associate, and Sarah Walls, senior underwriter associate.

General Agency LLC (CGA Insurance Services) is comprised of the Wholesale Insurance Broker Division and the CGA Energy Division, a managing general underwriter program.

Source; GuideOne Insurance

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