March 16, 2023

April Goodin, Executive Vice President and CEO of Big I Minnesota Named 2023 President’s Award Winner by Western National Insurance Group

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced that April Goodin, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Big I Minnesota, has been named Western National’s 2023 President’s Award Winner.

The President’s Award is a special award given to an individual in recognition of sustained support and impactful partnership to the industry, to the Independent Agent model, and to Western National’s Group of companies. Recipients of this award embody Western National’s core values and create a positive and lasting impact in their communities and in our industry. There is only one award bestowed annually, and recipients are nominated and selected by the Senior Leadership Team at Western National.

“April has long been a tireless advocate for our industry and for Minnesota’s independent agency force,” said Rick Long, President and CEO of Western National Insurance Group. “Through the years, April has been a major part of maintaining Western National’s strong partnership with the MN Big I, and our team has been consistently impressed by April’s responsive, dedicated, and thorough approach to serving the needs of all the association’s constituents. We are delighted to have this opportunity to recognize April and the Big I.”

Western National Insurance, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies. The Group writes business through five active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, and American Freedom Insurance Company — and is affiliated with Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. Together, the affiliated Group writes over $800 million in personal and commercial direct premium in 19 states across the Northern, Midwestern, and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 38 states. All of the companies’ products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT
Senior Vice President - Communications & Customer Experience
(952) 921-5680 or (800) 862-6070 (Ext. 7680)

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