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UFG appoints Steven Hernandez chief human resources officer

Released on: May 9, 2024, 13:00 PM
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Thursday, May 9, 2024

UFG Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Hernandez as its senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective May 15, 2024. In his new role, Hernandez will lead the company’s human resources function and be responsible for developing and implementing its human capital strategy. He will report to UFG President and CEO Kevin Leidwinger.

Man smiling.Hernandez is an accomplished, people-centered leader with over 30 years of industry experience. “As a global executive with a unique lens into the insurance industry’s changing talent landscape, Steve has extensive experience in performance management, learning and development, organizational design, change management and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I),” said Leidwinger. “I look forward to Steve’s many contributions as we continue to cultivate an inclusive and empowering culture that supports our people’s success.” 

Hernandez added, “It is an honor to serve as chief human resources officer for UFG, a company with dedicated people, strong corporate values and a deeply admired workplace culture. Over the course of my 34-year career, I have had the privilege of overseeing large and diverse teams, always striving to lead by inspiring, valuing and empowering people to do their best work. I am excited for this opportunity to focus on the people side of our business and fully committed to supporting our 850+ employees on their paths to success at UFG.” 


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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