Employers Mutual Casualty Co. has named Scott Jean to succeed Bruce Kelley as president, chief executive officer and treasurer.
Kelley, who has been with the company for 35 years, resigned as president and treasurer of EMC Insurance Cos. on Jan. 3. As of that date, Jean took over as president and treasurer of EMC. Kelley will retire as CEO on March 11, and Jean will become president, treasurer and CEO for EMC Insurance Cos.
Kelley joined EMC in 1985 as the company's first in-house general counsel and served in that position for four years. In 1989, he was promoted to executive vice president. Kelley became president and chief operating officer in 1991 and was named chief executive officer in 1992 when his father, Robb Kelley, retired.
“I have been honored to lead the company that was founded by my great grandfather, John Alexander Gunn,” Kelley said. “The original focus of the company was selling workman's compensation insurance to employers in Iowa. And I am proud of how we have expanded the company to offering commercial lines property and casualty insurance products in more than 40 states.”
Jean joined EMC as an actuary in 1991. He was promoted to vice president and chief actuary in 2009 and executive vice president in 2015. In 2018, Jean moved into the position of executive vice president—finance and strategy, overseeing accounting, actuary, corporate risk management, EMC reinsurance, information technology, investments, corporate strategy and innovation.