Church Mutual® names new chief executive officer

Jan 2, 2024

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Alan Ogilvie, J.D.

MERRILL, Wis. - Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer) 1 has promoted Alan S. Ogilvie from president to president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Ogilvie assumed the role from Rich Poirier, who has retired after 12 years of service to the company.


“Working side by side with Rich for the past year afforded a smooth transition for us as well as the company,” Ogilvie said. “I immersed myself in all aspects of the company, particularly those that hadn’t previously been my direct purview. With our successful transition complete, I look forward to leading this organization and our committed employees into the future.”


A respected industry veteran, Ogilvie held positions at Wausau Insurance Companies, Caliber One Indemnity, Godfrey & Kahn S.C. and Capitol Insurance Companies before joining Church Mutual in 2015. He was named president of CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Company, a national excess and surplus lines insurer, in 2016. He was promoted to president – subsidiaries in February 2020, promoted to executive vice president and president - subsidiaries in May 2021 and promoted to president of Church Mutual in January 2023.


“Alan successfully managed our subsidiary companies leading them through a period of significant profitable growth,” said John “Jay” Williams, chairman of the company’s board. “His entrepreneurial mindset and industry expertise will serve him well as he leads Church Mutual to continued success.”


Ogilvie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a juris doctorate degree, both from the University of Wisconsin — Madison. He is a Madison resident but will divide his time among all of Church Mutual’s offices, including the headquarters in Merrill.


A recognized leader in the insurance industry, Ogilvie has been a member of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association’s Executive Advisory and Legal and Government Affairs committees, the Wisconsin Insurance Security Fund board of directors, the Wisconsin Insurance Alliance board of directors and the Wisconsin Property and Casualty Advisory Council.


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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. To learn more, visit churchmutual.com.

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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