Bradenton, FL – (June 22, 2017) – SUNZ Insurance Company, a leading large deductible workers’ compensation carrier, announced today the promotion of Karen Bolinder from Director of Financial Operations to Chief Operating Officer. In her new position, Bolinder will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of SUNZ Insurance with direct oversight of the policy administration and payroll departments. Bolinder will also work closely with Therese A. Stevens, President of SUNZ, on the company’s overall operations strategy and execution.
“I’m thrilled to appoint Karen to this important role. Karen’s experience, knowledge and outstanding operational skills, especially in the accounting and business operations areas of the workers’ compensation industry, add to our already strong team and will help the company’s footprint continue to expand,” said Steve Herrig, CEO of SUNZ. “Karen has made invaluable contributions to SUNZ in a short period of time, and I look forward to relying on her expertise and advice as we boldly move ahead.”
Bolinder said, “I am excited for the opportunity to support SUNZ in this expanded capacity and I look forward to the challenges and rewards that will come from this new role. I am looking forward to using my abilities to assist SUNZ to build and strengthen its operational infrastructure.”
Bolinder has more than 30 years of diversified experience in accounting and business operations, policy administration, financial analysis, and system implementations, including guidance and support of operational and financial systems implementations. In addition, Bolinder has expertise in process improvement and workflow efficiencies as well as extensive experience in supporting executive management through meeting financial and managerial reporting needs.
Bolinder graduated from the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She also holds a Florida 220 license.