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SECURA Insurance promotes two company leaders

SECURA Insurance promoted two company leaders: Brian Gruender, Vice President–Software Engineering and John Oehler, Vice President–Workers’ Compensation.

“Brian and John have proven themselves to be great leaders of our people and our culture, and they are also able to drive results that align with our business plans,” said Garth Wicinsky, SECURA President & CEO.

f5ea684f 74d9 4111 3cbd 4e986ce4d1ceBrian Gruender, Vice President–Software Engineering
Brian has more than 25 years of IT industry experience. He joined SECURA in 2010 as an analyst programmer and has held a variety of positions since then, including business analyst, IT supervisor, and IT director. The variety of roles he’s held helped him broaden his exposure and skill set while working on many different projects. Brian earned his Master of Science in organizational change leadership from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.


6098d547 b94b e56e 8225 4ca33ed2f154John Oehler, Vice President–Workers’ Compensation
John has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience. He joined SECURA in 2013 as a workers’ compensation claims supervisor. He was promoted to director of casualty claims in 2019, and he became the director of workers’ compensation in 2021. John earned his MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.


SECURA Insurance, headquartered in Neenah, Wis., is a regional group of property-casualty insurance companies operating in 13 states. Approximately 550 independent insurance agencies represent the group, which provides a broad range of competitive commercial, personal, farm, nonprofit, and special events products. SECURA Insurance is known for providing exceptional service to its agents and policyholders since 1900, and is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best for its excellent ability to meet policyholder obligations. It is a Ward’s Top 50 company for outstanding results in financial performance and consistency over a five-year period, and it is a certified Great Place to Work. Visit www.secura.net to learn more.