SECURA Insurance promotes five company leaders
Neenah, Wis. (Nov. 20, 2020) – SECURA Insurance promoted five company leaders: Amy DeHart, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary; Dan Ferris, Chief Legal Officer; Tripp Humston, Regional Vice President–Sales; Tim O’Brien, Vice President–Controller; and Brett Purcell, Regional Vice President–Sales.
“These five individuals embody the qualities we look for in SECURA leaders,” said Dave Gross, SECURA President & CEO. “Each bring a wealth of insurance industry knowledge to guide their teams, and they will play important roles as SECURA continues growing to serve our policyholders and independent agency force.”
The promotions are effective Jan. 4, 2021.
Amy DeHart, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary
DeHart began her journey with SECURA’s actuarial team in 2000 as an actuarial consultant. In 2013, she was promoted to Vice President-Actuarial services before taking on her current role as Vice President and Chief Actuary in 2018 where she oversees the company’s pricing, reserving, strategic planning, enterprise services, and related functions.
Prior to joining SECURA, DeHart worked as an actuary for John Deere Transportation Insurance, a specialty writer of long haul trucking. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Dan Ferris, Chief Legal Officer
Ferris joined SECURA in 1990 as the Corporate Attorney. In 1996, he also assumed the role of SECURA’s Assistant Secretary. In 2006, Ferris was named Vice President and General Counsel, and he assumed the role of Corporate Secretary in 2011.
He earned his bachelor’s degree form Georgetown University and his Juris Doctorate from the American University-Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.
Before joining SECURA, Ferris was a partner at a law firm in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Society of CPCU.
Tripp Humston, Regional Vice President–Sales
Humston joined SECURA in 2014 as a market manager before becoming Regional Sales Director for Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan in 2018. Prior to joining SECURA, he worked for Liberty Mutual as a territory manager for 10 years.
Humston has a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in marketing and minoring in communication arts from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., and holds the CIC designation.
Tim O’Brien, Vice President–Controller
O’Brien joined SECURA in 2002 as an accounting manager, and has held various roles in finance, including his most recent position as controller. O’Brien is proud of the consistent integrity of SECURA’s financial reporting, including successful audit results from external auditors, OCI, IRS, and state governments.
Prior to joining SECURA, O’Brien worked for Midwest Security Insurance and Engelson and Associates.
Brett Purcell, Regional Vice President–Sales
Purcell joined SECURA in 2012 and since then he has been an invaluable partner for our agents. In 2018, he was promoted to Director – Sales, where he oversees a team of sales managers in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri.
Purcell has a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing from John Carroll University in Ohio, and an M.B.A. from Grand Canyon University. He holds the CPCU, CIC, AINS, API, and AIS designations. Prior to SECURA, he worked for State Auto Mutual Insurance and Universal North America Insurance Company.
SECURA has an A (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best, is recognized as one of Ward’s 50 top performing property-casualty insurance companies, and is a Great Place to Work Certified-company.
ABOUT SECURA INSURANCE
SECURA Insurance is headquartered in Neenah, Wis. More than 550 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 also is a Ward’s Top 50 company for outstanding results in financial performance and consistency over a five-year period, and it is certified Great Place to Work. Visit secura.net to learn more.