Church Mutual® names new assistant vice president – IT chief information security officer

MERRILL, Wis., November 28, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Niclas Vaernhoej has been named assistant vice president – IT chief information security officer for Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1

Prior to joining Church Mutual, Vaernhoej served as the assistant vice president IT security at Nassau Financial Group, where he facilitated a healthy and productive dialogue between IT Operations and Enterprise Risk toward operational risk management. Vaernhoej has spent two decades of progressive experience in technical roles, organizational leadership and corporate management.

Vaernhoej holds an associate degree in applied science: system administration from Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as well as a bachelor’s degree in information systems security from American Public University System in Charles Town, West Virginia. He also holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

About Church Mutual

Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I., founded in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, senior living facilities, secular and non-secular camps and conference centers, and nonprofit and human services organizations throughout the United States. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers' compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance, Church Mutual provides a spectrum of value-added solutions that benefit its customers. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

  • A.M. Best Company "A" (excellent) rating.

  • Wisconsin 75 Top Private Company by Deloitte US, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

  • Wisconsin 75 Distinguished Performer: Innovation by Deloitte US 2019.

  • 2021 Gallup Culture Transformation Award recipient.

  • 2022 Social Equity and Community Empowerment Property and Casualty Company Award recipient from the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.

  • 2020 Women and Diversity Award recipient from the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.

  • Elite 50 Internship Award recipient from Rising Insurance Star Executives.

  • Futuremakers Partner by Wisconsin Technical College System.

  • Celent Model Insurer for innovation and emerging technologies.

  • Award in Innovation for entrepreneurialism and innovation by National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

1Church Mutual is a stock insurer whose policyholders are members of the parent mutual holding company formed on 1/1/20. S.I. = a stock insurer.

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