Project Description



Susan is senior vice president, corporate secretary and chief risk officer of The Motorists Insurance Group in Columbus, Ohio. She received her B.A. in accounting and business administration from Mount St. Clare College and her MBA from the University of Iowa. She is a CPA (inactive) and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance, and Associate in Reinsurance designations.

Susan began her career with Iowa Mutual Insurance Company in DeWitt in 1990, where she served in various positions before being elected president in 2002. In 2003, the company affiliated with The Motorists Insurance Group. Since then Iowa Mutual has doubled its premium volume and increased its local employee base by over 25 percent.

In 2008, Susan assumed her current position in Columbus as an officer for Motorist Insurance Group. She is responsible for corporate governance, strategic planning, enterprise risk management, internal auditing and administrative support services.

Susan is active in industry and community organizations including: University of Iowa Vaughn Institute of Risk Management and Insurance Advisory Board, Iowa College Foundation Board of Trustees, Federal Affairs Committee of National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), past president and director of the Ohio Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (OAMIC), and immediate past chair of St. Stephens Community House Board of Trustees in Columbus.

She has been a great mentor and teacher throughout her career, taking personal time to assist company employees taking CPCU and other insurance classes. She is highly regarded by Junior Achievement for her personal involvement as a teacher and for encouraging her staff at Iowa Mutual to participate as classroom volunteers.