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UNICO Group Announces Six New Shareholders

UNICO Group’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce its newest shareholders: Tracy Alexander, Craig Marmie, Mary Savage, Heather Schmidt, Vera Schneider and Larry Zarybnicky.

“At UNICO, becoming a shareholder is a high honor that must be earned,” said Tom Champoux, president. “Each new shareholder has demonstrated a strong commitment to UNICO in tenure, outstanding performance, and volunteering to serve others in our communities. Share ownership is only offered to our employees who have a proven record of the highest professional standards and the highest personal standards. We are very proud of our new shareholders who have met such lofty requirements.”

Tracy Alexander | Director of UNITEL Operations

Tracy joined UNICO in 2008 bringing with her five years of insurance experience. Tracy leads UNITEL’s operations staff, who serve telecommunication companies across the country.

Craig Marmie | Director of Personal Insurance

Craig joined UNICO in 2018 with over 20 years of insurance experience. He leads the Personal Insurance Division with four locations across Nebraska and serves clients across the country. Craig also serves as a current board member and past chairperson of Villa Marie Home and School for Exceptional Children and is a member of NAIFA.

Mary Savage | Director of Marketing

Mary joined UNICO in 2015 bringing with her marketing experience from the public health and banking industries. Mary leads the marketing division which is responsible for protecting and managing all of UNICO’s brands by creating sales collateral, managing online presence and social media, placement and designing advertising, and event management.

Heather Schmidt | Director of Benefits Operations

Heather joined UNICO in 2015 and has over 18 years of insurance experience. In her current role, she oversees all operations for the Employee Benefits team. She also serves as the secretary and vice president on the Lincoln Association of Health Underwriter’s board.

Vera Schneider | Benefits Advisor

Vera has been a member of the benefits team since 2017, first becoming a shareholder in 2020. Vera has over 20 years of benefits experience working with employers in managing and designing their benefit programs. Vera’s focus is to strategize with employers to customize their benefit plans to meet corporate philosophies and goals.

Larry Zarybnicky | Director of Commercial Operations

Larry joined UNICO in 2018 after working for several insurance companies over the last 22 years. He leads UNICO’s commercial operations staff of approximately 30 employees with a focus on evaluating resources, policies, and procedures to promote profitability.

About UNICO Group

UNICO Group is a client-focused insurance brokerage headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska offering a consultative and relational approach to our customized solutions for clients all around the nation. UNICO is dedicated to getting you the best insurance products and services available to protect you, your family, and your business. For more information, call 402-434-7200 or visit