February 13, 2018

Nick Lukson Joins Western National Insurance Group

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National today announced the hiring of Nick Lukson as Vice President and General Manager in Seattle, based in the company’s Seattle, Wash. office. Nick will be taking over for Steve Richards, who is set to retire later this year. In this role, Nick will oversee the day to day underwriting operations of the office, including both underwriting and underwriting support with Commercial Lines Managers and the Commercial Lines Support Manager reporting to Nick.

Nick comes to Western National with over 20 years of property-and-casualty experience. Prior to joining Western National, Nick was the Underwriting and Marketing Manager for Griffin Underwriting Services. Before that, he held various management roles within Safeco Insurance, which was then Liberty Mutual Group. Nick earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, in addition to having earned the CPCU, ARM, AIM, AAI, and AU designations.

“We are very pleased to have hired a person of Nick’s caliber,” said Jeff Couchman, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Agency Sales at Western National. “He brings a tremendous amount of positive energy, technical ability, and a proven track record of building great relationships, with co-workers as well as agency partners. He will be a great addition to the team as we continue to build our Seattle office towards a very successful 2018 and beyond.”

Western National Insurance, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies providing personal and commercial coverage in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 32 states. The Group writes over $631 million in Direct Premium through eight active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Western Home Insurance Company, Arizona Auto Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, American Freedom Insurance Company, and Nevada General Insurance Company—and through one affiliate, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. All of the Group’s products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT
Vice President - Communications
(952) 921-3820 or (800) 862-6070 (Ext. 7680)

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