PEMCO Mutual Insurance Welcomes New Director of Risk Management & Internal Audit

SEATTLE – (BUSINESS WIRE) – PEMCO Mutual Insurance recently welcomed Scott Newman as director of risk management and internal audit. Newman is returning to PEMCO after previously serving as the company’s director of internal audit, and brings more than two decades of experience in leading risk and audit teams for organizations across the Northwest.

In this role, Newman will primarily focus on building upon PEMCO’s existing internal audit program and risk management systems in alignment with and supporting PEMCO’s strategy.

“We are very excited to welcome Scott back to our growing team,” said Bill Clumpner, vice president and general counsel at PEMCO. “Scott has an impressive background and history of successfully leading teams and evaluating risk. His expertise in this field and dedication to growing and helping those around him will serve as a valuable asset to our company and our communities around the Northwest. ”

Most recently, Newman served as senior vice president and general auditor for Tacoma-based Columbia Bank where he directed the institution’s audit and loan review functions and oversaw the bank’s governance, risk management, and internal control processes. Previously he was also Russell Investment’s director of internal audit.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Newman is dedicated to serving his Northwest communities. He previously served as chair of the University of Washington Tacoma’s School of Urban Studies Advisory Board. In addition, he was recently appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee as a Public Board Member of the Washington State Board of Accountancy. Newman also supports several causes, including the Providence Hospice Foundation of Seattle, the Movember Foundation and the Tacoma Rescue Mission.

Outside of work and volunteering in the community, Newman enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and traveling with his family.

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About PEMCO Mutual Insurance

PEMCO Mutual Insurance is the Defender of Your Northwest, providing auto, home, renters and boat coverage. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Insurance Companies 2022 with the # 1 ranking in Auto, we are consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee expertise and social impact. Our Mutual Good programs raise the achievement levels for youth in education; build stronger, greener communities; and increase safety at home, on the road and at play. Our mission: Free our communities to worry less and live more. To learn more, visit

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