Matanuska Glacier, AK
Photo by Stacey Matteson | Umialik Employee
October 2, 2019
(Anchorage, Alaska) Umialik Insurance Company and Western National Insurance Group today announced the appointment of Patricia M. Harris as Senior Vice President, and as the newest member of Western National Insurance Group’s Senior Management team.
Ms. Harris joined the companies in 2014 as Vice President – Personal Lines, after over 20 years of progressively more responsible roles in Underwriting, Sales, Customer Service, and management at Minnesota Fire & Casualty, Farmers Home, and General Casualty/QBE. Since joining Western National, she has taken on the added responsibility for Data Management, and most recently for all Product Development teams. In this role, Ms. Harris will retain all of her current responsibilities and will report directly to President & CEO, Stuart Henderson.
“I am very pleased to be able to add such a talented professional to my team,” said Stuart Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I have found myself seeking Pattie out for opinions and guidance on many issues over the last several years, so it only makes sense to bring her talents directly to the team who will decide the future of our companies. I look forward to her contributions for many years to come.”
Umialik Insurance Company, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, has served the property-and-casualty insurance needs of Alaskans since 1981. Umialik is a member of Western National Insurance Group, a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies providing personal and commercial coverage in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 32 states. The Group writes over $700 million in Direct Premium 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 through one affiliate, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. All of the Group’s 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