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NECA Premier Partner Federated Insurance Appoints New President; Association Risk Management Director

Dec 15, 2017

Federated Insurance appoints new President

Federated Insurance Companies’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fetters announced Wednesday the appointment of Michael G. Kerr to the role of President of the Companies effective December 1, 2017. Kerr will add these responsibilities to his current role as Chief Operating Officer.

As President, Kerr will assume greater responsibility and authority for the operational functions that drive the Companies’ financial results. He will continue to be a member of Federated’s Operations Team and will work directly with Life Company operations; Property and Casualty Underwriting, Claims, Field Services, Marketing, and Marketing Services and Support; Special Accounts; and Granite Re, Inc.

“Positioning the organization with the next generation of leadership is one of my most critical duties,” said Fetters, who had held the role of president until this appointment. “Mike Kerr, whom I have known and worked with for over 35 years, is exceptionally qualified for these new responsibilities and is supported by an outstanding executive leadership group.”

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Federated Insurance Names Szymanski Director of  Association Risk Management Services 

Federated Insurance is pleased to announce David Szymanski as the Director of Association Risk Management Services effective January 1, 2018. David will lead the ARMS function in addition to his current role as Director of Home Marketing Services.

“Dave has had tremendous success in every role he’s been assigned,” Federated Insurance Senior Vice President, Director of Insurance Operations Nick Lower stated. “He is focused on Federated’s core values and disciplines; and, also has a deep sense of belief in our mission of helping our clients achieve success.” 

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About Federated Insurance

Founded in 1904, Federated Insurance is a national insurance and risk management organization that serves the property, casualty, health, and life insurance needs of clients in select industries. The organization has hundreds of recommendations from state, regional, and national associations and buying groups and is rated A+ (Superior) by industry analyst A.M. Best®. Visit FederatedInsurance.com for more »