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Momentum builds around UFG assumed reinsurance business, additional talent joins team

Released on: Feb 14, 2023, 12:00 PM
Experienced reinsurance industry professionals Jennifer Baron, Rick Tjarks and Kathy Dnistrian have joined the assumed reinsurance underwriting team at UFG Insurance.
 Jennifer Baron 

 Rick Tjarks

 Katherine Dnistrian

Baron and Tjarks come aboard as reinsurance underwriters and Dnistrian as a senior reinsurance underwriter. 

All work with brokers and cedents across the U.S.

 The trio joins UFG as the company continues to amplify its commitment to the alternative distribution segment of assumed reinsurance, having expanded partnerships and entered program management agreements, as well as adding more top talent.

“UFG’s reinsurance treaty business operations continue to expand and we are thrilled to offer new capacity to the market when it is greatly needed,” explains UFG Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Micah Woolstenhulme, who leads the company’s assumed reinsurance efforts. “Jennifer, Rick and Kathy, each bring deep expertise to client relationships and join our impressive, experienced underwriting team.”

Baron, a graduate of Texas State University, brings vast industry knowledge to the specialty, casualty and MGA space at UFG.

Tjarks has 33 years of diverse reinsurance experience and supports both new and existing business relationships. 

Dnistrian holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from St. John’s University and uses expansive industry know-how to take the lead on many existing and new treaty relationships.

“We’re thrilled to have these reinsurance-tenured underwriters on our trusted team,” adds Woolstenhulme.