Rushing joins Church Mutual® as president - subsidiaries and CUO

Rushing joins Church Mutual® as president - subsidiaries and CUO

June 6, 20233 min read

Company promotes Bloechl to AVP - Administration

MERRILL, Wis. - Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1 (a stock insurer) is pleased to announce two strategic additions to its senior leadership team.

Pam Rushing joined Church Mutual as president – subsidiaries and chief underwriting officer Monday, June 5, reporting to President Alan Ogilvie. She is based in Church Mutual’s downtown Milwaukee office.

“Pam brings an incredible wealth of insurance knowledge to our enterprise, coupled with a commitment to strategic change, growth and cross-functional collaboration,” according to Ogilvie. “She is an important addition to our senior leadership team and will help ensure our success for decades to come.”

Most recently, Rushing worked for The Hanover Insurance Group, serving as president – Specialty Property and Casualty. Throughout her career, she has held high-impact roles in management and underwriting with a variety of well-known companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and risk management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. She and her family reside in Franklin, Wisconsin.

Effective May 29, Andy Bloechl was promoted to assistant vice president – administration, serving as chief of staff. He will facilitate operations and initiatives throughout the Church Mutual family of insurance companies.

Bloechl joined Church Mutual in 2016 and most recently served as director of operations for its subsidiary company, CM Vantage Insurance Company, an excess and surplus lines carrier. He has more than 20 years of insurance experience with an emphasis on insurance operations. Bloechl began his career as a licensed multi-line insurance agent and has developed expertise in customer service, issue resolution and operational efficiency. Prior to joining CM Vantage, he worked for Capitol Insurance Companies, a member of the Alleghany Group.

Bloechl holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Edgewood College. He and his family reside in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, and he remains based in Madison, Wisconsin.

About Church Mutual
Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I., founded in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, senior living facilities, secular and non-secular camps and conference centers, and nonprofit and human services organizations throughout the United States. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers' compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance, Church Mutual provides a spectrum of value-added solutions that benefit its customers. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

• A.M. Best Company "A" (excellent) rating.
• Wisconsin 75 Top Private Company by Deloitte US, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
• Wisconsin 75 Distinguished Performer: Innovation by Deloitte US 2019.
• 2021 Gallup Culture Transformation Award recipient.
• 2022 Social Equity and Community Empowerment Property and Casualty Company Award recipient from the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.
• 2020 Women and Diversity Award recipient from the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.
• Elite 50 Internship Award recipient from Rising Insurance Star Executives.
• Futuremakers Partner by Wisconsin Technical College System.
• Celent Model Insurer for innovation and emerging technologies.
• Award in Innovation for entrepreneurialism and innovation by National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.
• 2018-2019 Employer of the Year by Northcentral Technical College.

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1Church Mutual is a stock insurer whose policyholders are members of the parent mutual holding company formed on 1/1/20. S.I. = a stock insurer.

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