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SECURA names new Vice Presidents

Appleton, Wisconsin (March 1, 2016) —

SECURA Insurance recently promoted several individuals in its organization.

"These people exhibit the best about our company," said Dave Gross, SECURA President & CEO. "They have the strong leadership, vision, values, dedication, hard work, and expertise to back it all up." Employees recognized include:

Tony Brecunier was promoted to Vice President—Workers' Compensation Claims. He joined SECURA in 1999 and served in various management positions. As Director—Workers' Compensation Claims, he led several initiatives, including improving customer service to our Spanish-speaking customers and implementing Nurse Hotline. As VP, Tony will lead the Claims predictive modeling efforts and assume responsibility for Subrogation. Tony holds several insurance designations. He currently is pursuing a degree at the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh.

Jennifer Haas was promoted to Vice President—Research & Development and Training. Jenny joined SECURA in 2006, served as a training manager and product development manager for Commercial Lines, and was promoted to Director—Research & Development in 2008 where she led efforts in state expansion and product development. Jenny earned her B.A. from Marian College and her M.B.A. from UW—Oshkosh. She holds several insurance designations and has extensive training in leadership and management.

Sandra Hupfer was promoted to Vice President—Casualty Claims. She joined SECURA in 2009 as a Claims Attorney and was promoted in 2011 to Manager—Litigation, and to Director—Casualty Claims in 2014. Prior to joining SECURA, she was an attorney and shareholder at Stellpflug Law in De Pere, Wis., (now named One Law Group). Sandy received her bachelor's degree in music from UW—Oshkosh and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Defense Counsel. She has in-depth leadership training and will continue to provide competitive analysis for strategic planning. Outside SECURA, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Fox Valley Symphony.

Jeff Kargus was promoted to Vice President—Controller. He has served as Controller since he joined SECURA in 2003, and is responsible for internal financial and management analysis, reporting and controls, enterprise risk management, expense management, and external compliance and tax reporting. Prior to joining SECURA, he was a Vice President at Thrivent Financial. Jeff earned his B.B.A. in accounting and an M.B.A. from UW—Oshkosh. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs, and the Financial Executives Institute. He also is a member of the UW—Oshkosh MBA Advisory Board and Fox Valley Lutheran High School Finance Committee.

"They've definitely earned it," said Gross. "And while their professional accolades are important, it's who they are as people that has made them stand out and made the difference in their success."

SECURA Insurance is headquartered in Appleton, Wis. More than 475 independent insurance agencies in 12 states represent the company, which provides a broad range of competitive commercial, personal, farm, nonprofit, and special events products. It is known for providing exceptional service to its agents and policyholders since 1900, and is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best for its excellent ability to meet policyholder obligations. The carrier was named to Ward's Top 50 for outstanding results in financial performance and consistency over a five-year period. Visit to learn more.

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