Jean Van Den Brandt
Vice President – Marketing
920-830-4430, 800-558-3405, ext. 4430
Marketing Communications Manager
920-830-4443, 800-558-3405, ext. 4443
Appleton, Wisconsin (July 1, 2014) – SECURA Insurance announced that today Dave Gross takes over as President & CEO of the company after John Bykowski retired at the end of June 2014. Gross served at Bykowski’s side during the past 17 years, contributing to the company’s long-term profitable growth by building a people-focused culture, first-rate agent relationships, and exceptional customer service. Bykowski will continue as Chairman of SECURA’s Board of Directors.
“The company remains in well-qualified hands, and Dave Gross and the leadership team have my complete confidence,” said Bykowski. “You’ll see the same true relationship and service focus with continuing investments in people and technology. SECURA is better positioned today than ever before to continue in our mission to serve customers.”
Gross joined SECURA in 1997 as Vice President–Sales. In 2001, he was promoted to Senior Vice President–Underwriting Operations with responsibility for both underwriting and sales. Gross successfully guided the company’s new product development, state expansion, and agency force, ultimately helping profitably grow it to the nearly $500 million in sales (direct written premium) that the company will be by year end 2014. He was named Bykowski’s successor, and promoted to President & COO in August 2013 and added responsibility for claims operations.
SECURA Insurance is rated A (Excellent) from A.M. Best for its excellent ability to meet policyholder obligations. Founded in 1900, the company is headquartered in Appleton, Wis. More than 430 independent insurance agencies in 12 states represent the company, which provides a broad range of competitive commercial, personal, farm, nonprofit, and special events products. SECURA is known for providing exceptional service to its agents and policyholders. Visit www.secura.net for more.