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EMC Appoints Eduard Pulkstenis as Senior Vice President – Chief Underwriting Officer

DES MOINES, Iowa (Dec. 14, 2022)EMC Insurance Companies announced that Eduard Pulkstenis has been named Senior Vice President – Chief Underwriting Officer for the company. In this position, Pulkstenis will oversee all aspects of the corporate underwriting function to support profitable growth including strategic direction, product development, and underwriting governance and controls.

“We are very excited to have Ed’s expertise on the team,” said Ann Collins, Executive Vice President at EMC. “He is an innovative leader with a wide span of experience and has worked in actuary, underwriting, product and distribution functions—giving him diverse and valuable insight into the insurance business.”

Pulkstenis joins EMC with over three decades of experience at carriers including Selective, The Hartford and AIG, in addition to several insurance startups that he has helped to found or launch. Most recently, Pulkstenis served as Co-Founder and Chief Underwriting Officer for Joyn Insurance Services, Inc. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Education and Research and is also a licensed insurance producer for property, casualty and surplus lines in 48 states.

Pulkstenis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Messiah College and completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. His designations include Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and Member, American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

About EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies has approximately 2,200 employees and is among the top 60 property and casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium. Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, the company provides commercial property /casualty lines, bonds and life insurance products and services throughout the United States. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit


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