November 13, 2020

Stuart Henderson Inducted into 2020 Insurance Business Magazine Hall of Fame

(Minneapolis, Minn.) WWestern National Insurance Group today announced that Stuart Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, has been inducted into Insurance Business America Magazine’s 2020 Hall of Fame.

"The insurance industry, at its core, is about people – a fact that has never been more apparent that this year, in the middle of a global pandemic that has tested every area of the industry," write IBA editors in the 2020 Hall of Fame special report. "The 26 insurance professionals who make up IBA's fourth annual Hall of Fame have tirelessly given their time and expertise to the industry for more than 35 years; along the way, they've improved the lives of countless insureds and have leveled the playing field for the colleagues who came after them."

In 2001, Stuart Henderson joined Western National Insurance as President and CEO. He continues to make outstanding contributions to the company, to the insurance industry, and in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul community. Preceding Western National, Stu worked in the private law sector in Albany, NY, specializing in Insurance Defense. From there he transitioned to Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company in Albany, where he held various management positions in P&C and Life Insurance, and managed the subsidiary brokerage operation. Stu then spent time working as a corporate officer for Gerling Global Reinsurance Corporation of America in New York, NY in underwriting before assuming the role of Senior Vice President and General Manger for their fronting company.

“It has been a great privilege to be part of the growth and development of the insurance industry over the past three decades,” said Henderson. “I have had the opportunity to build many lasting relationships, share my knowledge and experience with others, and hopefully, impact meaningful change. It is truly an honor to have my commitment to the insurance industry recognized by being named to this year’s IBA Hall of Fame.”

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