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Erie Insurance names Dorothy Leemhuis VP & Corporate Risk Officer

Leemhuis will lead the company’s Enterprise Risk Management program

ERIE, Pa., November 29, 2021Erie Insurance (ERIE) has named Dorothy Leemhuis as the company’s next vice president and corporate risk officer, effective January 1. In this role, Leemhuis will lead the company’s Enterprise Risk Management department in ERIE’s Actuarial division.

Leemhuis will succeed and report to Rob Zehr, who was appointed senior vice president and chief actuary in August. She is currently director of actuarial modeling and data analytics at ERIE.

“I am excited to have Dorothy lead ERIE’s enterprise risk management program,” said Zehr. “She is a P&C industry leader in advanced data analytics, modeling and quantifying diverse sources of catastrophe, underwriting and investment risk.”

In her current role, Leemhuis leads a team responsible for the actuarial modeling of ERIE’s auto, home and business insurance products. Last year, Leemhuis played a critical leadership role in the design, modeling and successful refresh of the popular ERIE Rate Lock® auto insurance feature.

In a previous role as an actuary in ERIE’s Corporate Actuarial department, Leemhuis also developed enterprise-level capital forecasts and recommended reinsurance and capital amounts to meet corporate risk tolerances and regulatory requirements.

Leemhuis joined ERIE in 2010 as an actuarial analyst, after graduating from Case Western Reserve University with a bachelor’s degree in statistics. She is also a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS).