Omaha National Appoints Dale Mackel CFO

Mackel brings public company expertise and a wealth of insurance industry experience to Omaha National’s team.

(Dale Mackel, CFO, Omaha National. Source: Business Wire.) 

Omaha National Group, Inc. (Omaha, Neb.) a tech-enabled provider of workers’ compensation insurance, today announced the appointment of Dale Mackel to Chief Financial Officer.

“As we continue to grow our premium volume and develop as a full-stack carrier, we’re very pleased to welcome Dale to our team,” comments Reagan Pufall, President and CEO, Omaha National. “He brings experience and expertise that have tremendous value for the direction we have planned for our company. The Board, the executive team, and I are highly impressed by the breadth and depth of his knowledge and judgment.”

Mackel joins Omaha National after spending two years as EVP, CFO and Treasurer with LHC Group, a publicly-traded home health and hospice provider based in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“Omaha National is a transformative player in the workers’ compensation industry and it is exciting to join Reagan and his team as we serve small to mid-size employers working in industries that often experience challenges with workplace injuries,” comments Mackel. “One thing that really sets this company apart is its ability to design and develop sophisticated proprietary software that has an immediate positive impact on results.”

Bryan Connolly, COO, Omaha National.

Mackel’s experience includes his time as CFO and EVP at BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska in Omaha for more than three years. Prior to that, he served as CFO of Coventry Health Care of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Bryan Connolly, who had previously served as Chief Financial Officer has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, leading underwriting, operations, IT infrastructure, and other key functions.

To date, Omaha National has raised $105 million in funding from lead investor Agman and from Accomplice, HighSage Ventures, Tull Investments, and Cohen & Co.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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