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UFG appoints Juan Salazar VP of specialty

Released on: Apr 16, 2024, 09:00 AM
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — April 16, 2024

UFG Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Juan Salazar as vice president of specialty, effective April 15, 2024. In this role, Salazar will have strategic accountability for the growth and profitability of UFG Specialty, the company’s excess and surplus lines (E&S) business unit. He will report to UFG Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer Julie Stephenson.

Man smiling.“Our specialty unit is growing and we are excited to have Juan onboard to oversee these efforts,” said Stephenson. “With his broad expertise and experience, I am confident Juan will be a tremendous asset in forging strong partnerships with our wholesale brokers and leading our team in continuing to deliver innovative insurance solutions in an evolving E&S marketplace.”

Salazar joins UFG with over 29 years of experience in the insurance industry. He most recently served as VP, West region underwriting manager at Liberty Mutual, where he managed excess and surplus lines. Prior to his experience at Liberty Mutual, he held numerous underwriting management positions at Zurich Insurance, Crum & Forster and Safeco Insurance. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oregon State University. 


About UFG
Founded in 1946 as United Fire & Casualty Company, United Fire Group, Inc. (UFG, Nasdaq: UFCS), through its insurance company subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance. Through our subsidiaries, we are licensed as a property and casualty insurer in 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, and we are represented by approximately 1,000 independent agencies. A.M. Best Company assigns a rating of “A-” (Excellent) for members of the United Fire & Casualty Group. For more information about UFG visit www.ufginsurance.com.

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