SECURA: Announces new leader for associations and programs

Contact: Barb Kretsch

Marketing Communications Manager

Direct: 920-830-4443

Toll free: 800-558-3405, ext. 4443

Appleton, Wisconsin (January 14, 2011) — Terrie Pohjola has accepted the position of Vice President-Associations & Programs at SECURA Insurance in Appleton, Wis. In that role, Pohjola will help the company’s independent agents identify and promote additional growth opportunities in its association and program markets. Previously, Pohjola was SECURA’s Regional Vice President of Sales for a five-state region.

“Terrie’s insurance expertise and the strong agency partnerships that she’s built during her SECURA career enhance our already successful association and program business,” said John Bykowski, SECURA president and CEO. “Having Terrie in this leader role positions us and our agents to write even more profitable accounts in all our business lines.”

Pohjola began her career with SECURA in 1993 as Director of Investments, and continued in director and vice president roles leading teams in our Finance, IT, and Sales areas. Prior to joining SECURA, Pohjola served as Vice President-Treasury Management with M&I (Marshall & Ilsley) Bank. She earned her bachelor’s degree in managerial accounting, as well as her master’s degree in environmental economics from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional.

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