Go Beyond Award

Go Beyond award

Scotty McIntyre, Jr., Go Beyond Award

We're fortunate to have employees and partner agents who live the UFG Insurance promise of support to communities.

And we’re proud to recognize those who go above and beyond through our Go Beyond Award in remembrance of former president and CEO Scotty McIntyre, Jr.

Scotty always viewed insurance as a people business — a fundamental he instilled in the heart of UFG’s corporate culture. He chose to go beyond numbers to seek the human side of the industry through every interaction with agents, policyholders and employees. It’s in that same spirit, UFG annually recognizes its agents and employees for exceptional community service and philanthropy.

  • GoBeyond-Winners_67x67Two winners are chosen each year:
    One UFG employee and one partner agency employee.

  • GoBeyond-Trophy_67x67Each recipient receives a trophy
    for recognition of their achievement.

  • GoBeyond-Donation_67x67And a $5,000 donation to a nonprofit
    of their choice in celebration of their outstanding work. 

Nominating a candidate

Nominations can only be made for specific individuals — groups or organizations will not be accepted. Any employee of UFG or a UFG partner agency can nominate one or more candidates in either of the two categories. Nominations are accepted from January 1 through June 30 each calendar year. Self-nominations are accepted from UFG employees only.

Selection process

We value each submission we receive and appreciate the time and effort the nominator takes to submit a nomination. A selection committee is made up of a team of employees from across the branches and from various departments across the company. The selection committee reviews each application to narrow the field of candidates down to one winner in each category.

Honoree stories

UFG's Alison Kaster, Randy Ramlo, Kelly Thomas, Vicky Wieditz, Erica Bergfeld-Reed

Kelly Thomas

Dee Zampella, 2021 Go Beyond winner, stands— with blue and silver trophy in hand — between UFG’s Ray Dudonis (left) and Karen Fulfaro(right).

Dee Zampella

2020 Go Beyond employee award winner


2020 Go Beyond agent award winner


2019 Go Beyond employee award winner receiving check


2019 Go Beyond agent award winner holding award with others



Reach out to us at gobeyond@unitedfiregroup.com.