August 29, 2011

Christine Schwegman Joins Western National

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group (WNIG) of Edina, Minn. today announced that Christine Schwegman, ARe has joined the group as Director of Reinsurance, based in the company's Edina office. A graduate of the University of North Dakota with an Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designation, Christine has spent the prior 15 years of her career at reinsurance broker Aon Benfield, where she was most recently a Director. In that role, she was responsible for analyzing, pricing, and placing reinsurance programs for super-regional insurance companies. She has also been involved in various internal projects and content development at Aon Benfield, having spent time in their Boston, London, and Minneapolis offices.

As Director of Reinsurance, Christine will take on the primary responsibility for day-to-day management and oversight of the group's reinsurance program. She will join the group's reinsurance committee and be actively involved in managing both broker and direct reinsurer relationships, as well as assumed business. Christine will be based in the Edina office and can be contacted at (952) 921-9205 or at

For more information, contact:

Jeff Couchman, CPCU, ARe

Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

Reinsurance Committee Chair

Phone: (952) 921-5650

Fax: (952) 921-9295