Domek joins HOAIC in Illinois; United Heartland Promotes Richeson in Kansas City; Liberty Mutual, Safeco Name Meuret Midwest Field Exec




Homeowners of America Insurance Co. (HOAIC), a property / casualty insurance company based in Irving, Texas, has added Paul Domek as Sales Manager for Illinois.

Domek has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry at HOAIC and most recently at Founders Insurance. In addition to his insurance background, Domek has a solid working knowledge of Illinois and the Midwest and is responsible for helping to expand HOAIC’s strategic growth in the region.

Illinois became the seventh state where the Texas-based company began active policy writing in September 2020.

Domek will be based in the Chicago area and will lead the development of new relationships with independent agencies throughout the state.

United heartland

United Heartland Insurance, based in New Berlin, Wisconsin, has appointed Ben Richson as Regional Director for Kansas City.

Ben Richson

Richeson will oversee business development, claims settlement, loss control and agency management for the company’s Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas operations.

Richson has over 10 years of experience in the workforce compensation insurance industry. He started with United Heartland in 2015 working as Regional Claims Manager. Prior to joining United Heartland, he was Head of Workers’ Compensation at Travelers Insurance.

Richson also spent eight years in risk management with Kansas City Star and John Deere & Company.

United Heartland is the marketing name for United Wisconsin Insurance Co., a subsidiary of AF Group.

Liberty Mutual, Safeco

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have appointed Rich Meuret as Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Midwest as part of their integrated distribution organization of Independent Agents (IA). He lives in Indianapolis.

Rich meuret

Mere returned to Liberty Mutual after two years at Allstate Insurance, where he served as Field Vice President, working with both exclusive and independent agents. Previously, he spent almost 15 years at Liberty Mutual and its legacy brands, including as Chief Actuary for America First Insurance and VP of Field Operations at Agency Markets, and in various regional leadership positions in the Safeco and Liberty Mutual business areas. …

Now, as Senior Vice President and Regional Field Leader for the Midwest, he will serve North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.

The companies also named Diane Mitchell as CEO for the Pacific.

Safeco is a mutual freedom insurance company based in Boston, Massachusetts.


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