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CM Vantage Names Chief Underwriting Officer


Michael York II has been named chief underwriting officer for CM Vantage
Specialty Insurance Company, reporting to President Alan Ogilvie.

York will oversee CM Vantage's underwriting operations and work closely
with CM Vantage's distribution partners.

"Michael is a proven leader in the surplus lines insurance market and we
are very pleased to have him join the CM Vantage team," said Alan
Ogilvie, president of CM Vantage.

Prior to joining CM Vantage, Michael spent 24 years in the insurance
industry, the last two as vice president, underwriting at Colony
Specialty Insurance. Prior to Colony, Michael spent six years with AIG

"I am extremely excited about the future. At CM Vantage, we have the
underwriting expertise and the commitment to customer service necessary
to help our wholesale broker partners grow and write profitable surplus
lines property and casualty accounts. We are one of the few surplus
lines companies with an unwavering commitment to the wholesale channel,"
said York. "We continue to believe strong relationships with wholesalers
and general agents are the key to our success and I will work diligently
to continue that proven model. "

York holds a bachelor's degree in public administration from the
University of Tennessee.

As a member of the Church Mutual family of companies, CM Vantage is
rated "A" (excellent) with a financial size category of X ($500 million
- $750 million of policyholder surplus) by A.M. Best, one of the oldest
and most widely recognized provider of ratings and financial data in the
insurance industry.

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About CM Vantage
CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Company,
founded in 2015, is an excess and surplus lines insurance company
specializing in underwriting unique exposures and providing innovative
product solutions. CM Vantage distributes products through select
wholesale brokers and general agents. CM Vantage's team of experienced
excess & surplus lines professionals work with wholesale partners to
provide a wide array of insurance products, including: primary casualty,
excess casualty, primary property and excess property.

About Church Mutual
Church Mutual Insurance Company, founded
in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all
denominations, as well as schools, camps, denominational offices and
senior living facilities. 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
  • 2018 Ward's 50 Top Performing Property and Casualty Insurers
  • BenchmarkPortal Top 10 National Customer Service Center
  • Wisconsin 75 by Deloitte US, 2016 and 2017
  • 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

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