Jenifer Rinehart Receives Additional Designation

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NEW BERLIN, NY (October 21, 2021) — Jenifer Rinehart currently serves as Preferred Mutual’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for the development and execution of human resource strategy including talent acquisition, retention, development and succession planning, compensation, and performance management. Rinehart’s title has been updated to also reflect Preferred Mutual’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion objectives.

”I am excited to be able to continue the development and implementation of Preferred Mutual’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts,” Jenifer Rinehart said. “It is gratifying to see organizations like the Department of Financial Services (DFS) recognize the need for the insurance sector to prioritize a more inclusive workforce related to race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation. I am proud to be a part of this opportunity by leading targeted strategies at Preferred Mutual in support of an inclusive workplace.”

“As Preferred Mutual continues to implement strategic initiatives to enhance our position within the marketplace, we turn to Jenifer to make diversity a business priority and a key element of our corporate governance,” Chris Taft, CEO, and President remarked. “Preferred Mutual will look to Jenifer to lead us in this mission by taking meaningful steps to promote and support our diversity efforts.”

Rinehart’s new title is now Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.

About Preferred Mutual

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company provides property and casualty insurance coverage to more than 232,000 individual and business customers through a network of more than 500 independent agents throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In business since 1896, Preferred Mutual is rated “A” by A.M. Best Company and is headquartered in New Berlin, New York. Learn more at

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