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Heather Schenker joins Sentry Insurance as Head of Specialty

Schenker to lead mutual insurer’s E&S/specialty lines division

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (July 7, 2022) – Sentry Insurance has announced that Heather Schenker has joined the company as its Head of Specialty.

In her role, Schenker will be responsible for leading Sentry’s excess and surplus (E&S)/specialty lines division and overseeing the business unit’s growth. 

Heather Schenker

“Heather is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Pete McPartland, Sentry Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO. “Her extensive knowledge and collaborative approach make her well-positioned to grow our specialty lines business and support our customers long-term.” 

Schenker brings more than 28 years of claims and underwriting experience to her role, and most recently served as Vice President of Underwriting for Nationwide Insurance.

“Sentry has demonstrated a consistent history of stability and financial strength—two qualities that I’m excited to leverage as we grow the E&S/specialty division,” said Schenker. “I look forward to building upon the long-lasting relationships and individualized service that sets Sentry apart.” 

About Sentry

Sentry Insurance is a part of one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance groups in the United States, holding a Financial Strength Rating of A+ (superior) from AM Best, current as of June 2022. See ambest.com/ratings/guide.pdf for rating information. Sentry and its subsidiaries and affiliates sell property and casualty insurance, life insurance, annuities, and retirement programs for business and individuals throughout the country. Headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Sentry employs more than 4,300 associates across the country. See a complete list of underwriting companies at sentry.com

For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Schamberger
Mobile: 715-315-9929

Avery Faehling
Mobile: 715-697-4590

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