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New Vice President of Innovation and Business Process Management will Lead EMC’s Future-Focused Strategy

DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 19, 2023)EMC Insurance Companies announced Pavan Goteti has been named the new vice president of innovation and business process management – a newly expanded role focused on enabling the people, processes and technology necessary to achieve EMC’s future-focused strategy. Goteti brings two decades of experience in the insurance industry delivering strategic and transformational initiatives that drive process efficiencies and promote operational excellence, most recently in an assistant vice president position at EMC.

“Goteti’s expertise and ability to build strong partnerships between business and technology leaders will be critical as our company works through its digital transformation,” said Beth Nigut, Executive Vice President at EMC. “We strive to be intentional and strategic about building a culture of innovation, which includes embracing cross-functional collaboration. Goteti’s focus on relationships ensures that innovation occurs everywhere within the organization and encompasses big and small improvements – all of which are designed to yield a better customer experience.”

Goteti joined EMC in December 2017 as a senior scrum master and quickly advanced to assistant vice president – agile delivery enablement. His passion for operational excellence and team member engagement has been instrumental to EMC’s adoption of an agile operating model, enabling teams to accelerate value delivery and increase responsiveness.

“EMC continues to prioritize innovation and demonstrates its commitment to an innovative culture via leadership support and capital infusion,” said Goteti. “We believe that innovation happens everywhere, and our future focus on ‘fit for purpose’ innovation will enable us to remain relevant for many years to come. My role will be to empower and enable our teams as we continue to infuse new digital platforms into our business operations.”

Goteti holds an MBA in management information systems and general business, as well as an MBA in financial management. In addition, he is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM) and holds certifications in project management (PMP) and business analysis (CBAP).

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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