Oregon Mutual Insurance Company is one of the major supporters of the PIA Western Alliance and a good friend of the independent agency system.
This week Oregon Mutual announced it has elected Steve Patterson President and Chief Executive Officer. Patterson — who joined Oregon Mutual in 2006 as the company’s first General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary-Treasurer — succeeded Brian Steffel who has retired.
Steffel will now serve as Chairman of the Board. Patterson was also appointed to the Oregon Mutual Board of Directors.
Patterson started at Oregon Mutual after a career with State Farm Insurance where he worked in Austin Texas, Springfield Oregon, Sacramento California and the home offices in Bloomington Illinois.
He is an Honors graduate from Portland State University and a law graduate from Willamette University in Salem.
For those not familiar with Oregon Mutual Insurance Company, it is the oldest mutual insurance company west of the Mississippi. Established in 1894, Oregon Mutual provides Personal and Commercial insurance in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and California. Oregon Mutual products are available exclusively through independent insurance agencies.