Donegal Names Hudnall as New Head of Commercial Lines

Written by Becca Gregg Sansom

April 18, 2022

Matthew Hudnall Hire

MARIETTA, PA (April 18, 2022) – Donegal Insurance Group announced today the hiring of Matthew Hudnall to lead the group’s Commercial Lines business.

In his new role as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lines, Hudnall will play a key role in developing and executing the strategy for Donegal’s Commercial Lines business, driving underwriting quality and consistency as well as operational effectiveness to capitalize on opportunities to grow profitably while delivering a superior experience to agents and policyholders.

A graduate of Villanova with his Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Finance, Hudnall most recently served as SVP of Commercial & Personal Lines Underwriting at Preferred Mutual. Prior to that, he spent 8 years with The Hanover in various underwriting leadership roles in Small Commercial and Casualty Underwriting. Hudnall’s early career included underwriting positions with The Hartford and Travelers, leading specialization in industries including Financial Services and Manufacturing.

“Matt brings a breadth of experience from smaller mutual carriers, larger ‘super’ regionals and national carriers that will bring new perspectives to our already successful commercial lines operation,” Donegal Chief Underwriting Officer Jeffery T. Hay said. “His proven track record of driving transformative change with a focus on independent agency relationships and customer experience will contribute significantly to our efforts to strategically modernize our operations and processes to transform our business.”

Hay added: “We’re excited to welcome Matt to our leadership team here at Donegal.”     

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Contact:
Becca Gregg Sansom
Corporate Communications Specialist
Donegal Insurance Group
Phone: (800) 877-0600, x7450
rebeccasansom@donegalgroup.com

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