(Doug Pearson, SVP, Chief Underwriting Officer, GuideOne Insurance. Source: GuideOne Insurance.)
GuideOne Insurance, a West Des Moines, Iowa-based multiline property/casualty carrier specializing in coverage for churches, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, small businesses and senior living communities, has announced that Doug Pearson has been appointed to the position of Senior VP, Chief Underwriting Officer, effective May 20, 2019. Pearson is responsible for niche product management, home office underwriting, underwriting compliance and business systems.
“Doug’s strong leadership experience and deep knowledge of the industry will serve us well in this cornerstone role,” comments Jessica Clark, President & CEO, GuideOne. “His expertise will be valuable as he works with the team to further establish our footprint as we continue to execute our strategy to reach our profit and growth objectives.”
Pearson brings extensive underwriting and product leadership experience with prior carriers. Most recently, he served as Senior VP, Chief Underwriting Officer at Continental Western Group (Des Moines) where he led the strategic direction for underwriting and product over a 13-state footprint, including specialty products. Prior to that, Pearson held leadership roles at Nationwide (Columbus) and its Des Moines-based subsidiary Allied Insurance, where he developed the strategic direction for commercial lines, incorporating analytics into the underwriting appetite and overseeing pricing and competitive intelligence.
Building on Excellence
“I’ve been familiar with GuideOne throughout out my entire career, and am excited to join this strong, highly-experienced team,” comments Pearson. “I look forward to contributing to their success by building on and growing the product innovations, core expertise and customer benefits they already have in place.”