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The Republic Group Names Timothy R. Wiedmeyer as Vice President of Claims

Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—The Republic Group announced that the boards of directors of its various insurance entities have named Timothy R. Wiedmeyer to serve as the companies' vice president of claims.

Wiedmeyer, 45, was with West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, a regional property and casualty insurer distributing its insurance products through independent agents, from 1996 to 2011. He served as their vice president-claims since 2001.

Wiedmeyer began his 23-year claims career with Heritage Mutual Insurance Company (now Acuity) and subsequently assumed a range of management responsibilities at the above companies for commercial and personal lines claims, special investigations (SIU) and subrogation.  He received a bachelor's degree in business management and economics from Ripon College.

“As a seasoned claims professional, Republic is gaining a leader experienced in strategic and tactical planning/ execution, change leadership, personnel development and process improvement,” said Republic chief executive Joe Mattingly in a prepared statement. “Tim's regional multi-line experience and his results oriented focus made him an excellent choice for Republic.  We are extremely pleased that Tim has joined our management team.”

“I am excited to join a company that demonstrates a strong commitment to customer service and independent agents,” Wiedmeyer said in a statement. “I look forward to leading and enhancing Republic's claims operations to deliver improved results and exceptional customer service.”

Republic Companies Inc. provides personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products through a group of insurance companies and related entities designated in the industry as "The Republic Group".  In its independent agents segments, Republic distributes these products to individuals and small to medium-size businesses through a network of independent agents primarily in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Mississippi and Arkansas.  In its program management and insurance services segments, Republic develops and manages target-niche insurance products that are distributed through managing general agents and other producers in many additional states.