Company Leadership

Thoughtful since 1898.

Our humble beginnings and our continuous focus on service, technology, and product innovation means that we’re well positioned to continue delivering value to our members, employees, and independent agents well into the future.

Board of Directors

Kerry Barnett
Chair
Retired Executive

Anthony L. Baruffi, CFA 
Director 
Vice President, Garde Capital
Elizabeth Hunter 
Director 
Technology Executive

Shane Kim 
Director 
Retired Executive

Laurinda Mackenzie 
Director 
Retired Executive

Eric P. Nelson, CPCU, ARP 
Director 
President & CEO, Mutual of Enumclaw

Eileen O’Neill Odum
Director
Retired Executive
Don E. Powell
Director 
Attorney at Law, Powell & Gunter

Executive Members

Eric P. Nelson, CPCU, ARP
President & CEO

Andrew Chen, CPA, MBA
CFO & VP, Financial Services
Richard Crosley
CIO & VP, Information Technology
Jeff Gardner
VP, Marketing & Sales

Celeste Holmes, GCA
VP, Claims

Athan Shinas
VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Tom Taylor, CIA, MBA
Chief Risk Officer

Jerel Titus
Chief Underwriting Officer

Sandy Williams, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
VP, Chief Administrative Officer

 

A history of thoughtful coverage.

We were founded in 1898 by a group of local farmers who wanted to look out for each other. Although we have steadily grown since then, that same spirit exists today.

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