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Richard V. Poirier, JD

Rich joined Church Mutual in April 2011 as Vice President-Claims and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in October 2011. He was named President in 2014, assuming his present position in January 2016.

Prior to joining Church Mutual, Rich had an extensive career in senior management with Wausau and Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies.

Rich earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University in 1983. Following graduation, he was given a direct commission in the United States Navy through its Law Education Program. Rich earned his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University in 1986.

Following law school graduation, he entered four years of active duty as a Navy Judge Advocate in Norfolk, Virginia. Following his discharge from active duty, Rich continued his service in the Navy Reserves. He held a number of prestigious assignments, including two commanding officer tours. He retired in 2010 at the rank of Captain. His numerous awards and decorations include two Navy Achievement Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals and a Meritorious Service Medal.

Rich is active in numerous civic organizations. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Marathon County Chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Wausau Wolf Pack Youth Lacrosse Association. Rich is a member of the Holy Name of Jesus Parish of Wausau.

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