January 8, 2021

Western National Insurance Group Announces Officer Promotion of Sam Horak to Assistant Vice President – Business Intelligence

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced that it has promoted Sam Horak to Assistant Vice President – Business Intelligence, effective immediately.

Horak joined Western National in 2015, as Personal Lines Data Analyst. In 2017, in recognition of the quality of his work and the growing need for analytics organizationally, he was asked to build and lead a team to provide data and analytics solutions across the company. Since then, he and his team have developed an understanding of all areas of our business and the various systems that support them. In his new role, Horak will take on expanded responsibilities for the Business Intelligence team in addition to Data and Analytics. Horak holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of North Dakota and a CPCU designation.

“Western National has benefited greatly as a result of the innovations that Sam and his team have built over the past four years,” said Rick Long, President. “We believe that bringing analytics resources together will create greater collaboration and allow us to better focus efforts by priority and for maximum impact on our business. I look forward to what we’ll accomplish in analytics, and as a company, with his leadership in the coming years.”

Western National Insurance, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies. The Group writes business 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 is affiliated with Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. Together, the affiliated companies write over $800 million in personal and commercial Direct Premium in 22 states across the Northern, Midwestern, and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 41 states. All of the affiliated companies’ products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT
Vice President - Communications & Customer Experience
(952) 921-3820 or (800) 862-6070 (Ext. 7680)

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