Church Mutual® announces leadership promotionsFebruary 22, 20232 min read
MERRILL, Wis. - Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1 (a stock insurer) looks to further the company’s growth through the promotion of two individuals into new leadership roles. These individuals will continue to advance Church Mutual’s mission to protect those who serve and inspire others.
Dawn Bernatz has been promoted assistant vice president – corporate communications. Her new role will leverage her strong leadership skills, vision and expertise in internal communications, public and media relations, special events and multimedia production.
Bernatz joined the company in 2016 as director of marketing strategy and communications, transitioning to director of corporate communications in 2018. Since then, she has expanded the function into a robust, effective and essential element of the company’s success. Bernatz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from University of Minnesota - Minneapolis.
Koleman Brenner has been promoted to assistant vice president – Shared Service Operations. In his new role, he will continue to lead critical support functions including business process management, vendor and financial management and Shared Services reporting. He has also assumed responsibility for Commercial Operations, Corporate Services and Home Office-based facilities.
Brenner joined the company in 2017 as advisory IT people manager. In 2018, he was promoted to advisory IT administration and finance manager, and in 2020, he was promoted to director – Shared Services. Brenner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and applied economics from University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas.