VAN WERT — The Central Insurance Companies announced the election of Cindy M. Hurless to its board of directors.
As Central’s chief operating officer, Hurless is responsible for oversight of the company’s services, claims, underwriting and loss control operations. She earned her bacehlor’s degree in communications and business administration from Hope College.
She joined Central in 2002 as manager of the mail/supply and commercial lines services departments. She was promoted to vice president of customer services in 2004. In 2018, she was promoted to her current position as chief operating officer.
Hurless has earned the Associates in Insurance Services, Associates in General Insurance and Chartered Insurance Operations Professional designations. She serves on the Van Wert Area Performing Arts board, Van Wert YWCA board and Van Wert County Foundation board of trustees.