The Donegal Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Matthew Hudnall as Senior Vice President (SVP) of the group’s Commercial Lines business.
In his new role as SVP of commercial lines, Hudnall will play a key role in developing and executing the strategy for Donegal’s Commercial Lines business, driving underwriting quality and consistency as well as operational effectiveness to capitalise on opportunities to grow profitability while delivering a superior experience to agents and policyholders.
Most recently, Hudnall served as SVP of commercial & personal lines underwriting at Preferred Mutual.
Prior to that, Hudnall spent 8 years serving at The Hanover in various underwriting leadership roles in Small Commercial and Casualty Underwriting.
Hudnall’s early career also included underwriting positions with The Hartford and Travelers, leading specialisation in industries including Financial Services and Manufacturing.
Chief Underwriting Officer for Donegal Insurance Group, Jeffery T. Hay, commented: “Matt brings a breadth of experience from smaller mutual carriers, larger ‘super’ regionals and national carriers that will bring new perspectives to our already successful commercial lines operation.
“His proven track record of driving transformative change with a focus on independent agency relationships and customer experience will contribute significantly to our efforts to strategically modernize our operations and processes to transform our business.
“We’re excited to welcome Matt to our leadership team here at Donegal.”