January 3, 2023 | Press Releases

Ohio Mutual Names Two New Board Members to Replace Retiring Directors

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Neeru Arora & Dawn Kink to Succeed Randy Walker & David Siebenburgen

BUCYRUS, OH – Ohio Mutual Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Dawn Kink and Neeru Arora have been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023, filling the positions previously held by David Siebenburgen and Randy Walker, who are both retiring from the Board after serving the organization for a combined 42 years.

New Board Members

Dawn Kink brings three decades of technical accounting and financial reporting experience to the Ohio Mutual Board, having served in a variety of key domestic and international senior roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Coopers and Lybrand. A certified public accountant, she currently teaches audit and internal controls courses at the University of Illinois, and is an active member of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. Kink will join the Audit and Investment committees as she begins her tenure on the Ohio Mutual Board.

Neeru Arora brings to the Board more than 25 years of expertise in business and technology strategy development, digital and data transformation, business process optimization, cyber security, and risk management. Neeru has served in a multitude of international senior executive roles. She currently serves as EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer for Volkswagen Group of America and Volkswagen North America. Before joining Volkswagen, Neeru served as SVP, Chief Information officer for Aon Service Corporation, and Chief Knowledge Officer for Aon Plc. Neeru will begin her Ohio Mutual Board service as a member of the Budget & Compensation and Nominating & Governance committees.

“Ohio Mutual will greatly benefit from the diverse knowledge, perspective, and experience Neeru and Dawn bring to our Board of Directors,” said Ohio Mutual President & CEO Mark C. Russell. “As we face unique challenges and opportunities in the coming years, their skills and strategic insight will be invaluable to the company as they represent the long-term interests of our members.”

Retiring Board Members

Randy Walker joined the Ohio Mutual Board of Directors on March 12, 1993. Over his nearly three-decade tenure, during which the policyholders’ surplus grew more than $285 million, Walker served on every committee of the Board, including serving as Chair of the Board from 2001 – 2007. He is president of Randy Walker Real Estate Services, co-founder of pediatric cancer research non-profit Hope Street Kids, and serves on a number of other community boards.

David Siebenburgen has served more than a dozen years on the Ohio Mutual Board, including Chair of the Board 2020 – 2022. He also has served on the Audit, Governance, Investment, and Executive committees. A U.S. Army veteran, Siebenburgen is the former CEO and President of Comair Airlines and Delta Connection, and is now an independent consultant and advisor for a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

“Words are hardly adequate to describe the value Randy and David have brought to Ohio Mutual over their decades of service,” added Russell. “Our members, agents, and associates have all received enormous benefit as a result of their compassionate leadership and thoughtful stewardship of the company.”

Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, founded in 1901 and based in Bucyrus, OH, partners with more than 400 independent agencies to distribute quality property and casualty insurance products throughout Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Ohio Mutual has maintained a rating of “A / Stable” from A.M. Best Co. for 30 consecutive years, and has been named to the Ward’s 50 nine times since 2009. Additional company information is available at www.omig.com.

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