For Immediate Release
November 13, 2017
Media Contact: Thomas Thamm
tthamm @ vermontmutual.com
MONTPELIER, Vermont (November 13, 2017)—Vermont Mutual Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Bryan A. Mjaanes has joined the organization as Vice-President and Head of Information Technology. Mr. Mjaanes is joining Vermont Mutual as part of the succession plan to replace the current IT Vice President, Joanne Currier, upon her retirement.
Mr. Mjaanes comes to Vermont Mutual from Zurich North America in Schaumburg, Illinois where he most recently served as Senior Vice-President and Head of Underwriting Information Technology. In his more than 20-year career he has held a number of key IT positions of increasing responsibility both with Zurich North America as well as the broader Zurich Insurance Group in their home office in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dan Bridge, President and CEO commented, “Bryan brings a wealth of experience to our organization at a time when keeping pace with technology is a necessity for us to succeed both operationally for our employees and as we strive to provide exceptional service to our independent agent partners and our policyholders. His comprehensive and contemporary experience in the insurance technology space will allow us to maintain our industry-leading position, evolve as our business changes and ensure we remain competitive well into the future.”
Mr. Mjaanes, along with his wife and three children, will be relocating to Vermont. He will be based at the group’s Montpelier, Vermont, headquarters.
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® is a trade name of Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc. and Granite Mutual Insurance Company. Chartered in 1828, Vermont Mutual is one of the ten oldest mutual property/casualty insurers in the United States and provides coverage throughout New England and upstate New York. Through more than 400 independent agencies, the Group insures over 300,000 policyholders with a direct written premium of more than $435,000,000. The group is rated “A+ Superior” by A. M. Best and a Ward’s Top 50 performing property/casualty for the past nine consecutive years.