GuideOne Names Doug Pearson Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer

GuideOne Insurance announced that Doug Pearson has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, effective May 20, 2019. In this role, Pearson is responsible for niche product management, home office underwriting, underwriting compliance and business systems.

Pearson brings extensive underwriting and product leadership experience with prior carriers. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer at Continental Western Group where he led the strategic direction for underwriting and product over a 13-state footprint, including specialty products. Prior to that, he held leadership roles at Nationwide and Allied Insurance, where he developed the strategic direction for commercial lines, incorporating analytics into the underwriting appetite and overseeing pricing and competitive intelligence.

GuideOne President & Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Clark, says, “Doug’s strong leadership experience and deep knowledge of the industry will serve us well in this cornerstone role. His expertise will be valuable as he works with the team to further establish our footprint as we continue to execute our strategy to reach our profit and growth objectives.”

Pearson adds, “I’ve been familiar with GuideOne throughout my entire career, and am excited to join this strong, highly-experienced team. I look forward to contributing to their success by building on and growing the product innovations, core expertise and customer benefits they already have in place.”


About GuideOne

GuideOne Insurance was founded in 1947 with a commitment to social responsibility. That tradition continues today, as the company proudly protects the people who strengthen our communities. GuideOne serves churches, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, small businesses and senior living communities. We provide commercial property and liability, workers’ compensation, commercial auto, and many other liability needs. 

Rated “A-” (Excellent) by industry analyst A.M. Best, GuideOne does business in all 50 states through a network of thousands of independent agents who serve more than 51,000 members. GuideOne’s corporate headquarters are located in West Des Moines, Iowa.


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GuideOne Names Doug Pearson Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer