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Church Mutual® elects new Board of Directors member to replace retiring member

MERRILL, Wis. – Rhonda Brandon was elected at the Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer)1, Annual Meeting of the Members to replace former board member Walter White, who has retired. Brandon will complete White’s term and be up for re-election in May 2022.

“I am excited to begin working with Church Mutual as a member of the Board of Directors,” said Brandon. “This is a very forward-thinking company that is steeped in a more than 100-year history. I can’t wait to help shape the next 100 years.”

Brandon is the chief human resources officer and senior vice president for Duke University Health System. In her role, Brandon oversees efforts to advance a world-class workforce that positions Duke University Health System to meet its long-term strategic goals. She is a key driver of initiatives to enhance the organization’s culture and overall performance. She offers trusted counsel to senior staff, advocating on behalf of all staff and providers, ensuring the primary mission of caring for Duke’s patients, their loved ones and each other is achieved.

Over the course of her career, Brandon has shaped human capital strategies and successfully championed key results in talent and organizational development; diversity, inclusion and belonging; total rewards; workforce engagement; and cultural transformation, to name a few.

Brandon is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Truist Bank in the Central Carolina Region. While living in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the chairwoman of the YWCA; vice chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters; board member of Mental Health America; and an advisory board member of the Boys and Girls Club.

She graduated cum laude from Hampton University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication. She earned her master’s degree in organization development at American University.


About Church Mutual

Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer)1, founded in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, senior living facilities, secular and non-secular camps and conference centers, and nonprofit and human services organizations throughout the United States. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers' compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance, Church Mutual provides a spectrum of value-added solutions that benefit its customers. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

  • A.M. Best Company "A" (excellent) rating
  • BenchmarkPortal Top 10 National Customer Service Center
  • Wisconsin 75 Top Private Company by Deloitte US, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Wisconsin 75 Distinguished Performer: Innovation by Deloitte US 2019
  • Futuremakers Partner by Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Celent Model Insurer for innovation and emerging technologies
  • Award in Innovation for entrepreneurialism and innovation by National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • 2018-2019 Employer of the Year by Northcentral Technical College

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Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer)
P.O. Box 357 | 3000 Schuster Lane | Merrill, WI 54452-0357
Telephone (800) 554-2642 or (715) 536-5577

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Church Mutual is a stock insurer whose policyholders are members of the parent mutual holding company formed on 1/1/20. S.I. = a stock insurer.