Church Mutual® names senior vice president - FinanceDecember 16, 20202 min read
MERRILL, Wis. – Dwayne “Dewey” Gantz has joined Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer)1, as senior vice president – Finance, reporting to Kevin Root, executive vice president - Operations. Gantz will collaborate with Jeff Steffen, current senior VP and CFO, who will retire in early 2021.
Upon Steffen’s retirement, Gantz will lead the entire Finance organization and all related services as senior vice president – chief financial officer.
“After a comprehensive, nationwide search, we have identified an incredibly competent and experienced financial expert who will be able to build on Jeff Steffen’s great work,” Root said. “We will miss Jeff’s leadership and insights, but we also look forward to the value Dewey will bring to our senior leadership team and the entire company.”
With nearly four decades of financial and insurance experience, Gantz brings a wealth of knowledge to Church Mutual. He has held prominent positions with several national insurance carriers and most recently served as senior financial officer - property and casualty at United States Automobile Association (USAA) in San Antonio, Texas.
Gantz earned his bachelor’s degree in accountancy at Trinity Western College in British Columbia, Canada. He holds an MBA in accounting from University of Phoenix and a doctorate in accounting from Walden University. He also holds several professional designations including CPA, CMA, ChFC, CLU and CPCU, in addition to green and black belts in Six Sigma.