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November 19, 2018

Western National Insurance Group Announces Officer Promotion of Dan W. Anderson, Jr. to Vice President – Commercial Lines Underwriting

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced that, after more than a decade of serving Western National’s agents and policyholders in commercial property claims, Dan “Danny” W. Anderson, Jr. will utilize his insurance expertise and his leadership skills in its Commercial Lines Underwriting Department as Vice President – Commercial Lines Underwriting. This promotion is effective immediately.

Danny started his career in insurance in 1997 at Liberty Mutual Insurance in commercial lines liability claims. In 2001, he moved to United Fire Group, where he spent seven years as a Multi-Line Commercial Adjuster. In 2008, Danny joined Western National and assumed a series of successive management roles, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President – Property Claims. In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, Danny is a graduate of the NICB Special Investigation School and has attained his Associate in Claims designation from The Institutes.

“Western National has a close relationship between our Underwriting and Claims departments,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer Richard Kalina. “This connection often occurs with Danny on our most complex losses. It would be fair to say that Danny knows our coverages as well as any underwriter, since he has had to interpret and apply policy provisions to various losses. He has seen the risks and exposures that we underwrite in order to put our policyholders’ lives back together after a loss. Danny’s real-life experience and service, together with his leadership skills, will serve us, our agents, and our policyholders well in this new role.”

Western National Insurance, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies providing personal and commercial coverage in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 32 states. The Group writes over $620 million in Direct Premium through eight active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Western Home Insurance Company, Arizona Auto Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, American Freedom Insurance Company, and Nevada General Insurance Company—and through one affiliate, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. All of the Group’s products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT
Vice President – Communications
(952) 921–5680 or (800) 862–6070 Ext. 7680
steven.norman@wnins.com