Karen Z. Vacko

Executive Vice President

As the executive vice president of both Associated and Auto & Home Insurance Agency. Karen Vacko brings her years of property and casualty insurance experience to the table. Her knowledge and experience in the industry drove her to teach insurance seminars, ranging from personal lines to employee benefits for professional associations, colleges, and corporations.

Currently, Karen serves as secretary of the board for Benefit Security Insurance Company, and as the secretary of the board of Associated Insurance & Risk Management Advisors, Auto & Home Insurance Agency, Inc., and C.W. Olson. In 1989, she co-founded RMSCO and served as the organization’s president for three years.

In addition to her professional commitments, Karen is an active volunteer with her church. She volunteers regularly for the children’s ministry, has served on a short-term mission trip to India, and has taught at the church’s Bible College.


Karen Z. Vacko

Executive Vice President

Maredith Splendoria, SHRM-CP

Vice President - HR & Operations

Heidi C. Petersen

Senior Vice President Auto & Home

John Turner

Chief Financial Officer