SECURA Insurance promotes two company leaders

SECURA Insurance promoted two company leaders: Brian Gruender, Vice President–Software Engineering and John Oehler, Vice President–Workers' Compensation.  

“Brian and John have proven themselves to be great leaders of our people and our culture, and they are also able to drive results that align with our business plans," said Garth Wicinsky, SECURA President & CEO. 

Brian Gruender, Vice President–Software Engineering

Brian has more than 25 years of IT industry experience. He joined SECURA in 2010 as an analyst programmer and has held a variety of positions since then, including business analyst, IT supervisor, and IT director. The variety of roles he's held helped him broaden his exposure and skill set while working on many different projects. Brian earned his Master of Science in organizational change leadership from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.
John Oehler, Vice President–Workers' Compensation

John has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience. He joined SECURA in 2013 as a workers' compensation claims supervisor. He was promoted to director of casualty claims in 2019, and he became the director of workers' compensation in 2021. John earned his MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.

SECURA Insurance, headquartered in Neenah, Wis., is a regional group of property-casualty insurance companies operating in 12 states. Approximately 550 independent insurance agents represent the group, which provides a broad range of competitive commercial, personal, farm, nonprofit and special events products. SECURA Insurance 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. It is a Ward’s Top 50 company for outstanding results in financial performance and consistency over a five-year period, and it is a certified Great Place to Work. Visit to learn more.