Midwest Employers Casualty Company (MECC), a member company of WR Berkley, has appointed of Tom Lentz as new vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately.

The responsibilities of Lentz will include management of MECC’s financial operations. He will also serve on the senior executive leadership team, contributing to the company’s overall strategic direction.

MECC president Melodee Saunders said, he has over 25 years of experience managing financial operations in the property-casualty insurance industry. Tom will be instrumental in helping the company achieve its future objectives.

Prior to joining MECC, Lentz held CFO and senior financial executive positions with several specialty insurance organizations.