Erie Insurance Announces Recent Appointments


Erie Insurance has named Christine Lucas (pictured left) as regional vice president of underwriting for the company’s west region. Lucas succeeds David Freeman, who retired.

Lucas joined Erie Insurance in 1991 as an underwriter and advanced to roles in management and leadership, most recently serving as vice president and commercial product manager. She is also a recognized expert on cyber insurance and has served on a U.S. Department of the Treasury committee and an A.M. Best panel focused on this evolving topic.

Additionally, Erie Insurance named Karen Rugare (pictured right) to the position of vice president of customer service operations and strategy.

Rugare began her career at ERIE 20 years ago as a media and government relations specialist. She was promoted to the sales and agency division as promotions supervisor and later to assistant vice president and marketing department manager. She is now the vice president of agency and product marketing in the sales and marketing division.