June 9, 2015

Western National Insurance Group Hires New VP – Commercial Lines

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced that Jeffrey W. Post has joined the companies as Vice President of Commercial Lines, effective immediately.

Jeff joins Western National from QBE North America where he most recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer, Middle Markets overseeing $900 million in written premium. Jeff spent the last 11 years with QBE (formerly known as General Casualty Insurance Companies) in a variety of field territory management roles. In total, Jeff brings more than 25 years of property-and-casualty underwriting and claims experience to Western National.

In his new role as Vice President of Commercial Lines, Jeff will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s commercial lines business plans.

“We are very fortunate to have added a talented business leader like Jeff to our management team,” said Rich Kalina, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. “Jeff’s blend of underwriting and management expertise, plus his knowledge of the Midwest marketplace, will help us continue to profitably grow our commercial lines business alongside our independent agent partners, and improve service to our policyholder customers.”

Western National Insurance Group, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of seven active property-and-casualty insurance companies. The Group insures personal and business coverages plus surety in 19 states across the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern U.S.; and surety-only in another 7 states. The Group distributes its products exclusively through Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT

Assistant Vice President – Communications

(952) 921-5680 or (800) 862-6070 Ext. 7680