Leadership

 
Stan McNaughton.

Stan McNaughton

Chairman of the Board, President and CEO

A native of the Northwest, Stan grew up in Seattle, graduated from Seattle University and joined PEMCO in 1986. Prior to PEMCO, he held positions at Price Waterhouse and Everett’s Herald Newspaper where he served as corporate treasurer. He sets the standard for corporate citizenship, mentoring students and serving on boards focused on education, including Albers School of Business at Seattle University, Foster School of Business at University of Washington, Junior Achievement and Pacific Science Center.

He also participates with safety organizations crucial to the Northwest community, including Northwest Insurance Council and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. He’s proud of his years of service in Seattle’s positive, forward-leaning and uniquely diverse community. Stan enjoys cycling, photography, snow skiing and scuba diving. In fact, he’s spent more than 2,000 hours underwater.

Harris Clarke.

Harris Clarke

Vice President, Operations

Harris is a United States Army veteran with a 20-year track record of innovation in the insurance industry. As an insurance leader he has overseen product development, digital solutions and program management with top providers. He joined PEMCO in 2012 to lead the company’s Digital Services team that developed its online sales capabilities, paperless options and mobile apps.

Since taking on his current role in 2016, Harris has built diverse, high-performance teams to ensure PEMCO’s award winning service – whether in person, on the phone or through self-service tools he is known for pioneering customer-centric solutions. Harris’s creativity is not contained to the work-place; he also happens to be an innovator in the kitchen. The father of three specializes in Cajun dishes such as gumbo, étouffée and bread pudding – but isn’t afraid to experiment.

Dawn Lee.

Dawn Lee

Vice President, Product & Underwriting

With over 20 years of insurance experience, Dawn has held a variety of positions in the insurance industry ranging from actuarial analyst to product manager to vice president (director of state operations). She has a record driving profitable growth of personal lines products through a collaborative approach.

She joined PEMCO Mutual Insurance in 2017 as a senior product manager for the property line. Most recently she managed the product and actuarial teams, responsible for the development, management and evolution of PEMCO products. She was promoted to VP, Product & Underwriting in July 2019.

Dawn’s community involvement includes her recent appointment to the board of directors for the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). During her three-year term as a HLDI board member, Lee will support the nonprofit’s mission to reduce human and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes through studies of insurance loss data and represent the insurance industry by guiding future research initiatives.

Born in the Midwest, Dawn moved to the Seattle area at a young age and considers the Northwest home. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science from Howard University.

Dawn and her husband have a young son who keeps them on their toes. She enjoys spending time with her family, discovering new restaurants, taking in a good movie, camping and spending time outdoors.

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MJ Vigil

Vice President and Chief People & Brand Officer

Uniquely positioned as a unifier of people and brand, MJ brought her vision and diverse skillset to PEMCO in 2017. Her background includes 20 years of HR, customer service and business leadership – an ideal balance of human capital and business perspective. In her current role, MJ works to align the customer and employee experience with PEMCO’s brand aspirations. That means unifying the company’s exceptional talent around a set of shared values to create lasting relationships between PEMCO, its customers and the community.

MJ loves that in the Northwest she can work downtown one day and drop her kayak into the Puget Sound the next; she’s a member of The Mountaineers certified in sea-kayak touring and rescue. The Portland native is happiest when spending time with family, which includes her Seattle public school teacher husband, her adult son and their sweet cat Alice.

Jeff Weeks.

Jeff Weeks

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

After nearly a decade leading technology at insurance companies based in Ohio and Massachusetts, Jeff returned to the Northwest in 2007, accepting the challenge to advance PEMCO’s business capabilities to better serve its community. For three years, he oversaw innovations that streamlined the company before taking over his current role in 2010.

PEMCO and its customers can thank Jeff for transitioning the company to a paperless work environment, creating a more holistic customer relationship experience and introducing customers to online policy purchasing and account self-service. Jeff is a United States Navy veteran and likes to hit the links in his spare time. The youngest of 12 siblings, Jeff’s a family man at heart and most proud of his four sons and wonderful wife.

Steve Ricco.

Steve Ricco

Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

When Steve came to PEMCO over 30 years ago, he saw opportunity. After graduating with a BA in Accounting from Central Washington University, he committed his career to the company’s cooperative model that allowed for a long-term focus on its members and offered a variety of career opportunities that would keep him in Washington.

Steve believes in the Northwest’s boundless opportunities, thanks in part to its thriving economy and growing population. He appreciates the Pacific Northwest’s distinct topology and weather that allows for a wide range of outdoor pursuits on the region’s many mountains, lakes, rivers and flatlands. When not in the office, Steve can be found hitting the ski slopes alongside his kids or wakeboarding on the Lake with friends.

Bill Clumpner.

Bill Clumpner

Vice President and General Counsel

A lifelong Northwesterner, Bill was a PEMCO policyholder before joining the legal department in 2001 when the chance arose to work at a company he already knew he could trust. Prior to joining PEMCO, Bill had experience with the insurance industry both in private practice and as in-house counsel. Along the way, he secured the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, providing an excellent bridge from his law firm to insurance company corporate practice.

He took the reins as general counsel in 2012 and has since led legal support in numerous corporate strategic initiatives. He’s a proud father of twin daughters, can decipher Morse code and, when he can find the time, enjoys boating in the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands.

 

PEMCO Board of Directors

Brian L. Benzel
William C. Bonaudi
Linda S. Cowan
Shirley Liu Hodgson
Sandra M. Kurack
Stan W. McNaughton
Richard A. Rutkowski

 

 

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