HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFG Companies (www.ifgcompanies.com) is pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie W. Yocum as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Stephanie, who will be reporting to Christopher M. Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, will join the executive leadership team and oversee all aspects of human resources for the company. Stephanie will be located in Hartford, Connecticut.
"Our people have been and will always be are our greatest resource and building a world class leadership team requires attracting talent like Stephanie from outside of the insurance industry, where broad knowledge, culture, speed and agility are vital and integral to success", said Robert D. Linton, Chairman of IFG Companies' parent, International Financial Group, Inc. "Stephanie will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our leadership team that will be critical as we continue to build a dynamic and collaborative culture designed to compete in a fast changing economy," said Chris Lewis.
Just prior to joining IFG Companies, Ms. Yocum was the Chief Human Resource Officer for Numotion in Nashville, Tennessee. Stephanie also held key leadership positions in human resources at such companies as ISO New England, M/I Homes, Inc., The Scotts-Miracle-Gro Company and Polyone Corporation. She started her career at Accenture after graduating from Ohio State University with Masters' Degrees in Educational Policy and Leadership and Labor and Human Resources. Prior to these, Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Duke University.
Founded in 1985, IFG Companies is one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United States. IFG Companies provides property–casualty insurance on both a non-admitted basis and an admitted basis throughout America. IFG Companies has two principal underwriting groups, the Bind Division and the Brokerage Division. Bind provides general liability, garage liability and property coverages through select contracted producers. Brokerage focuses primarily on mid-sized or more complex accounts and includes the Primary Casualty, Excess/Umbrella Liability and Property underwriting units. Coverages are underwritten by IFG's affiliated insurers: The Burlington Insurance Company, First Financial Insurance Company, Alamance Insurance Company and Guilford Insurance Company. All hold a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) from A. M. Best Company.