A native of the Northwest, Stan grew up in Seattle, graduated from Seattle
University and joined PEMCO in 1986. Prior to PEMCO, he held positions at
Price Waterhouse and Everett’s Herald Newspaper where he served as corporate
treasurer. He sets the standard for corporate citizenship, mentoring
students and serving on boards focused on education, including Albers School
of Business at Seattle University, Foster School of Business at University
of Washington, Junior Achievement and Pacific Science Center.
He also participates with safety organizations crucial to the Northwest
community, including Northwest Insurance Council and the Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety. He’s proud of his years of service in Seattle’s
positive, forward-leaning and uniquely diverse community. Stan enjoys
cycling, photography, snow skiing and scuba diving. In fact, he’s spent more
than 2,000 hours underwater.
Harris is a United States Army veteran with a 20-year track record of
innovation in the insurance industry. As an insurance leader he has overseen
product development, digital solutions and program management with top
providers. He joined PEMCO in 2012 to lead the company’s Digital Services
team that developed its online sales capabilities, paperless options and
Since taking on his current role in 2016, Harris has built diverse,
high-performance teams to ensure PEMCO’s award winning service – whether in
person, on the phone or through self-service tools he is known for
pioneering customer-centric solutions. Harris’s creativity is not contained
to the work-place; he also happens to be an innovator in the kitchen. The
father of three specializes in Cajun dishes such as gumbo, étouffée and
bread pudding – but isn’t afraid to experiment.
Dawn brings more than 20 years of insurance experience to the PEMCO leadership team. She has a passion for shaping workplace culture and supporting teams to achieve their professional goals. PEMCO’s commitment to customer service first attracted Dawn when she joined the team in 2017 as a senior product manager. As the director of Product, she led the product and actuarial teams responsible for the development, management and evolution of PEMCO’s product offerings. Dawn’s ability to drive profitable growth through a collaborative approach made her a natural fit for Vice President of Product & Underwriting, a role she assumed in July 2019.
Dawn moved to the Seattle area at an early age and is proud to call the Northwest her home. The Howard University alumna enjoys spending time with her husband and son, discovering new restaurants and camping. She also makes a mean German chocolate cake.
Uniquely positioned as a unifier of people and brand, MJ brought her vision
and diverse skillset to PEMCO in 2017. Her background includes 20 years of
HR, customer service and business leadership – an ideal balance of human
capital and business perspective. In her current role, MJ works to align the
customer and employee experience with PEMCO’s brand aspirations. That means
unifying the company’s exceptional talent around a set of shared values to
create lasting relationships between PEMCO, its customers and the community.
MJ loves that in the Northwest she can work downtown one day and drop her
kayak into the Puget Sound the next; she’s a member of The Mountaineers
certified in sea-kayak touring and rescue. The Portland native is happiest
when spending time with family, which includes her Seattle public school
teacher husband, her adult son and their sweet cat Alice.
Since buying his first computer as a teenager – a Timex Sinclair – Chris has been fascinated by technology. Now, he’s fusing his tech and service passion with PEMCO’s steadfast commitment to its customers, employees and the community to transform insurance in new and competitive ways. His experience in information technology spans a wide range of industries, from green energy and construction to sports, entertainment and financial services. Chris has driven innovation and digital transformation initiatives for start-ups and Fortune500 companies alike.
The Purdue University alum, comic book enthusiast and Trekkie has lived in the Pacific Northwest with his high school sweetheart – now wife – since 1991. His hobbies and interests range from being the bassist in a garage band to scuba diving in Puget Sound. Chris is an avid supporter of beloved Seattle institution KEXP, a dedicated Seahawks fan and proud father of two sons.
When Steve came to PEMCO over 30 years ago, he saw opportunity. After
graduating with a BA in Accounting from Central Washington University, he
committed his career to the company’s cooperative model that allowed for a
long-term focus on its members and offered a variety of career opportunities
that would keep him in Washington.
Steve believes in the Northwest’s boundless opportunities, thanks in part to
its thriving economy and growing population. He appreciates the Pacific
Northwest’s distinct topology and weather that allows for a wide range of
outdoor pursuits on the region’s many mountains, lakes, rivers and
flatlands. When not in the office, Steve can be found hitting the ski slopes
alongside his kids or wakeboarding on the Lake with friends.
Consistently recognized for her work ethic and excellence in her field, Denice brings valuable experience of corporate governance to the executive team. She also serves the vital role as liaison between PEMCO leaders and its board of directors, ensuring strong collaboration in achieving the company’s mission, vision and strategic objectives.
A long-tenured PEMCO employee, Denice has a wealth of institutional knowledge and accomplishments. In 2011, when the state of Washington debuted a new paralegal certification program, she became one of the state’s first certified paralegals and continues to build on her professional skills.
Denice is a proud Seattle native and enjoys giving back to the local community. She currently serves on the board of two local nonprofit organizations, as well as the advisory board of the Pacific NW Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance. She loves spending time with her husband Patrick listening to music, cooking, or dining on great food, learning about wine, and laughing or watching heart-stopping Seahawk games with friends. Their cat and dog, Roscoe and d’Artagnan, have Denice wrapped around their paws.
A lifelong Northwesterner, Bill was a PEMCO policyholder before joining the
legal department in 2001 when the chance arose to work at a company he
already knew he could trust. Prior to joining PEMCO, Bill had experience
with the insurance industry both in private practice and as in-house
counsel. Along the way, he secured the Chartered Property Casualty
Underwriter designation, providing an excellent bridge from his law firm to
insurance company corporate practice.
He took the reins as general counsel in 2012 and has since led legal support
in numerous corporate strategic initiatives. He’s a proud father of twin
daughters, can decipher Morse code and, when he can find the time, enjoys
boating in the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands.