Matt Lyon

CEO AND PRESIDENT

Matt joined WCF Insurance in 2017 as chief operating officer and became CEO in 2022. Before WCF, he worked as head of commercial insurance product management at Farmers Insurance Group of Companies in Los Angeles. Matt has broad experience in the insurance industry, successfully serving in product management, operations, and strategy roles at Nationwide Insurance and The Hartford Insurance Group, among others. Matt received his BS in economics from the University of Utah and his MBA from DePaul University.

Ryan Andrus

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL

Ryan joined WCF Insurance in 2008 and is responsible for adjudication, subrogation, insurance regulation, and government relations. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Utah and a JD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also earned the Associate in Risk Management and Certified Property Casualty Underwriting designations.

Kathryn Clark

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF RISK OFFICER

Kathryn joined the WCF Insurance Safety and Health team in 1997. Prior to WCF, she worked as an industrial hygienist for Kennecott Utah Copper and as environmental health and safety manager for Megahertz U.S. Robotics. Kathryn is a certified industrial hygienist, a certified safety professional, and holds an associate in risk management for enterprise-wide risk management (ARM-E). She received concurrent bachelor’s degrees in biology and public health/industrial hygiene from Utah State University.
 

Janice Co

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SMALL BUSINESS

 Janice Co joined WCF in 2022 as Senior Vice President of Small Business. Prior to joining WCF, she was the Chief Strategy Officer for Prudential’s Group Insurance and Retirement businesses. She has also held executive roles in marketing and strategy for IFG Companies, Tower Group Companies, and The Hartford. She was a principal at A.T. Kearney and held various finance and strategy roles at CNA. Janice earned an MBA in accounting and finance from the University of Chicago and a BA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Matt Goldsberry

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Matt joined WCF Insurance in 1997. He became the first full-time information security professional at the company, establishing the information security program before organizing a framework for security and compliance. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Business Information Systems from Utah State University and earned an MBA in IT Management from Western Governors University. He currently sits as a board member of Utah’s Association for Information Management.

Glen Kuball

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, UNDERWRITING

Glen joined WCF Insurance in 2007. He served as president and CEO of Advantage Workers Compensation Insurance Company for five years beginning in 2012. Prior to joining WCF, Glen was with Zenith Insurance Company for over 25 years. Glen received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge.

Kris McFarland

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Kris joined WCF Insurance in 2011 and has over 30 years of experience in human resources. He has worked in the education, construction, insurance, and high tech sectors. Kris earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources certificate and has an undergraduate and graduate degree from Brigham Young University.

Kevin Peterson

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES AND DISTRIBUTION

Kevin joined WCF Insurance in 2018. He came to WCF from Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines, Iowa. During his 21 years in the insurance industry, he has held leadership roles in Claims, Underwriting, and Sales. Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern Iowa. He also earned the Associate in Claims and Certified Property Casualty Underwriting designations.
 

Charles Pugh

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CLAIMS

Charles joined WCF Insurance in 1996 in the Safety and Health department as a certified industrial hygienist. He transitioned into Claims in 2011 and is responsible for claims adjusting, claims operations, special investigation activities, medical case management, and vocational counseling. Charles has a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Utah.

Scott Westra

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Scott joined WCF Insurance in 1992. He oversees the financial analysis, financial reporting, accounting, budgeting, actuarial analysis, investments, data analytics, and project management functions for the company. Before his time at WCF, he worked for Ernst & Young from 1987-1992. Scott has a degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and is a certified public accountant.