SAN ANTONIO, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SWBC is pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Meriwether to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Meriwether will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of day-to-day accounting, financial planning, and financial reporting. Meriwether joined SWBC in 2015 as Vice President of Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive. In this role, she was responsible for leading all of the company's audit activities.
Meriwether has 15 years of experience as the Chief Financial Officer for major industry players such as Argonaut Insurance Company, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, and Tower Life Insurance Company.
"We are very fortunate to have Karen on our team," said Gary Dudley, SWBC President and Co-founder. "She has done a great job for us as Chief Audit Executive, and we are confident that she will continue to make a significant impact on our organization as CFO."
Meriwether's professional experience also includes serving as the Director of Internal Audit for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (Windstorm) and the Texas Fair Plan Insurance Association (Fair Plan). Before that, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Argo Group.
"Karen's proven track record and leadership skills are well suited to support the company's vision," said Charlie Amato, SWBC Chairman and Co-founder. "We are thrilled to be able to promote her to this critically important position within the company."
Meriwether earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Wounded Warriors.
Headquartered in San Antonio, SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions in all 50 states. For more information, visit SWBC's website at www.swbc.com.
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