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UFG appoints Maria Cole VP, regional manager of Midwest region

Released on: Apr 18, 2024, 13:00 PM
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — April 18, 2024

UFG Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Cole as vice president, regional manager, of its Midwest region, effective April 15, 2024. In her new role, Cole will develop and execute underwriting strategies to drive profitable growth across UFG’s Midwest territory of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. She will report to UFG Senior VP of Field Operations Jeremy Bahl.  

Woman smiling at camera.“Maria is a skilled business and team leader, with a positive reputation for cultivating strong distribution partnerships, driving underwriting and sales disciplines, and developing and leveraging talent,” said Bahl. “Maria's deep experience in the heart of our Midwest territory makes her uniquely qualified to lead our Midwest region as we continue to drive growth and profitability through rewarding agency partnerships."  

Cole joins UFG with more than two decades of industry experience. She previously worked at CNA Insurance, serving as VP, branch manager for its St. Louis and Kansas City branch offices at the time of her departure.  


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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