Brian Stuart

SANDY, UT - WCF Insurance has announced the retirement of senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Kris McFarland, after an invaluable 13-year tenure.

Kris joined WCF in 2011, bringing with him over 3 decades of expertise in human resources spanning various sectors including, education, construction, insurance, and high tech. During his time at WCF, Kris played a vital role in shaping the company’s mission, values, and overall employee relations and development strategies. His dedication, leadership, and wealth of experience have left a lasting mark on the organization and its employees.

In conjunction with Kris’ retirement, WCF is excited to announce the promotion and appointment of vice president Jill Christensen, to senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Jill has been an integral part of the WCF team since 2002, starting in the claims department before transitioning to human resources in 2013. With her extensive background in talent development, recruiting, benefits and compensation, Jill is well-positioned to lead the human resources function and drive strategic initatives that support the company’s objectives. Jill holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Utah and a master’s of public administration from Brigham Young University. She is also certified as a senior professional in human resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute.

“We are thrilled to announce Jill’s promotion to senior vice president and chief human resources officer,” states Matt Lyon, CEO and President of WCF Insurance. “Jill’s care and passion for our company and its employees, coupled with her understanding of people management, make her the ideal candidate to fill this important role. We are confident in her ability to build on Kris’s legacy and continue driving success for our employees and company at large.”

Please join us in congratulating Kris on his retirement and wishing Jill the utmost success in her new role.



With over 100 years of service, WCF Insurance is an innovative commercial insurance provider that serves the Western United States. Their daily commitment revolves around supporting the individuals who drive community growth, including businesses they insure, valued agency partners, dedicated employees, and the non-profit organizations they champion. WCF Insurance’s unwavering mission is to provide an excellent insurance experience, while fostering positive change through ongoing commitment to the communities they serve. To learn more visit

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