The Donegal Insurance Group, which consists of Donegal Mutual Insurance Company and the insurance subsidiaries of Donegal Group Inc, has announced the hiring of Matthew Hudnall to lead the group’s Commercial Lines business.
In his new role as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lines, Hudnall will play a key role in developing and executing the strategy for Donegal’s Commercial Lines business, driving underwriting quality and consistency as well as operational effectiveness to capitalize on opportunities to grow profitably while delivering a superior experience to agents and policyholders.
A graduate of Villanova with his Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Finance, Hudnall most recently served as SVP of Commercial & Personal Lines Underwriting at Preferred Mutual. Before that, Hudnall worked for 8 years at The Hanover in various leadership positions in Small Commercial Underwriting and Casualty Underwriting. Hudnall’s early career included underwriting positions with The Hartford and Travelers, leading specialization in industries including Financial Services and Manufacturing.
“Matt brings a breadth of experience from smaller mutual carriers, larger ‘super’ regionals and national carriers that will bring new perspectives to our already successful commercial lines operation,” Jeffery T. Hay is the Chief Underwriting Officer at Donegal Insurance Group. “His proven track record of driving transformative change with a focus on independent agency relationships and customer experience will contribute significantly to our efforts to strategically modernize our operations and processes to transform our business.”
Hay also: “We’re excited to welcome Matt to our leadership team here at Donegal.”