August 27, 2020

Western National Insurance Welcomes Loren Klassen to Management Team

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Mutual Insurance Company, parent company of the Western National Insurance Group, today announced that Loren Klassen has joined the group as Chief Information Officer, effective immediately.

Klassen, formerly Senior Vice President – Enterprise Technology for Toppan Merrill LLC, is a graduate of Crown College in Minnesota. He has over 20 years of IT experience including former senior leadership roles at Merrill Corp, 3M and Regis Corporation.

“We are very pleased to have Loren joining our team with his deep subject matter expertise and a ‘servant leader’ approach to IT management,” said Rick Long, President of Western National Insurance Group. “His leadership and experience with large system transformations will position our group of companies well to continue to build on a history of financial strength, stability, and profitable growth.”

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) 921-5680 or (800) 862-6070 Ext. 7680
steven.norman@wnins.com