People Moves: United Fire Group Names Weidwinger as President, CEO; Sentry Adds Schenker as Head of Specialty
United Fire Group Names Kevin Weidwinger as new President and CEO
United Fire Group, Inc. named Kevin Leidwinger as its new president and chief executive officer. An insurance executive with more than 30 years in the industry, Mr. Leidwinger will join the company on Monday, August 22, 2022. He will succeed current president and CEO Randy Ramlo, who shared his retirement plans in February.
Prior to being named CEO of UFG, Leidwinger served as president and chief operating officer of CNA Commercial, which is located in Chicago. He also spent many years with Chubb Commercial Insurance, where he served in casualty, liability and underwriting management roles.
The search for a new CEO began earlier this year when Ramlo announced his retirement.
Sentry Insurances Names Heather Schenker Head of Specialty
Sentry Insurance announced that Heather Schenker has joined the company as its head of specialty.
In her role, Schenker will be responsible for leading Sentry’s excess and surplus (E&S)/specialty lines division and overseeing the business unit’s growth.
Schenker brings more than 28 years of claims and underwriting experience to her role, and most recently served as vice president of underwriting for Nationwide Insurance.
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