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Company news

Get to know claims trainee Elyse Porter

Elyse Porter is a member SFM’s newest class of claims trainees, which started in June of 2022. She now handles claims as part of our Small Business Accounts team. We asked her about her background and her role at SFM.

SFM Foundation holds fall event; 2023 golf events planned

Nearly $35,000 was raised for the Foundation’s scholarship program at the SFM Foundation’s in-person fall fundraising event returned in November. Mark your calendars for the 2023 golf events on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minnesota, and Monday, May 22, 2023, at Hyperion Field Club in Johnston, Iowa.

Minnesota, Iowa governors proclaim Nov. 7-11 Kids' Chance Awareness Week

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds both proclaimed November 9-13, 2020 Kids' Chance Awareness Week. The SFM Foundation fall fundraising event coincides with Kids' Chance Awareness Week with a silent auction that runs from November 7-10 and an in-person event at the Westin Galleria Edina in Edina, Minnesota from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, November 10.

Get to know SFM premium auditor Jeremy Brandt

Jeremy Brandt has worked in SFM’s premium audit department for 15 years, starting as an Internal Premium Auditor and now serving as Premium Audit Technical Specialist. We asked him about his background and his role at SFM.

Bob Lund Scholarship invests in future insurance leaders

SFM established a new scholarship program designed to identify and support future leaders and introduce them to rewarding careers in the insurance industry. The Bob Lund Scholarship is named for SFM’s former CEO, who is widely known for his service to the field of insurance and his continuing passion for making the world a better place.

SFM Foundation holds golf fundraisers, announces new scholarships and fall event

The SFM Foundation 2022 Minnesota and Iowa golf events raised approximately $325,000 for the Foundation’s scholarship program. This fall brings yet another opportunity to support the Foundation, with the popular live fall fundraising event returning to the calendar in November. The in-person event is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, at the Westin Edina Galleria in Edina, Minnesota, near SFM’s Bloomington headquarters.

Get to know an SFM underwriter: Rick Spaulding

Wisconsin-based Marketing Underwriter Specialist Rick Spaulding has worked at SFM for nine years, and in the insurance industry for 16 years. We asked Rick a few questions about his role and his background.

Get to know an SFM employee: Sarah Hunter

Sarah Hunter was recently promoted to SFM’s Vice President, Claims, and previously worked as Staff Counsel with SFM’s in-house law firm. We asked Sarah about her new role and her background.

SFM releases 2021 annual review

SFM’s 2021 financial results illustrate a trend of positive outcomes for the company and the policyholders we serve.

Bray receives Minnesota Lawyer In-House Counsel Award

SFM Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Kathy Bray is among this year’s recipients of the Minnesota Lawyer In-House Counsel Awards.

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