SFM Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted David Kaiser to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President.
Kaiser has been with SFM since 1992, having originally joined the organization in the role of Senior Programmer Analyst. He became SFM’s VP of Information Services in 2001, and has served as Chief Information Officer since 2005.
“Dave has long been an integral part of SFM’s success,” said SFM President and CEO Terry Miller. “He possesses a truly remarkable level of talent and experience. Dave’s vision and strategic acumen make him ideally suited for this expanded role in leading SFM.”
In his position as COO, Kaiser will oversee all of SFM’s technical and financial operations. This includes jurisdiction over the Information Services functions he led as CIO.
“In my new position, I’m looking forward to making the most of the excellent work that’s being done every day by SFM’s dedicated staff and leaders,” said Kaiser. “I’m excited to have an opportunity to have an even bigger role in furthering SFM’s commitment to service and innovation.”
Kaiser earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has more than 34 years of experience in information technology and 27 years of experience in insurance-related technology.
In addition to his role with SFM, Kaiser co-founded the charitable SFM Foundation and currently serves as its President. SFM Foundation provides post-secondary education scholarships to children of parents fatally or seriously injured in work-related accidents. The charity has committed $1.7 million dollars to support 151 scholarships since their inception in 2008.