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Omaha National Appoints Dale Mackel Chief Financial Officer

Mackel brings public company expertise and a wealth of insurance industry experience to Omaha National’s team.

March 1, 2023 – OMAHA, Nebraska – Omaha National Group, Inc. (“Omaha National”) a leading tech-enabled provider of workers’ compensation insurance, today announced the appointment of Dale Mackel to Chief Financial Officer.

“As we continue to grow our premium volume and develop as a full-stack carrier, we’re very pleased to welcome Dale to our team. He brings experience and expertise that have tremendous value for the direction we have planned for our company,” said Omaha National President and CEO Reagan Pufall. “The Board, the executive team, and I are highly impressed by the breadth and depth of his knowledge and judgment.”

Mackel is joining Omaha National after spending two years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer with LHC Group, a publicly-traded home health and hospice provider based in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“Omaha National is a transformative player in the workers’ compensation industry and it is exciting to join Reagan and his team as we serve small to mid-size employers working in industries that often experience challenges with workplace injuries,” Mackel said. “One thing that really sets this company apart is its ability to design and develop sophisticated proprietary software that has an immediate positive impact on results.”

Mackel’s experience includes his time as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President with BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska in Omaha for more than three years. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Coventry Health Care of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Bryan Connolly, who had previously served as Chief Financial Officer has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, leading underwriting, operations, IT infrastructure, and other key functions.

To date, Omaha National has raised $105 million in funding from lead investor Agman and from Accomplice, HighSage Ventures, Tull Investments, and Cohen & Co.

About Omaha National

Omaha National serves the businesses that build America and keep it running; small to mid-size companies where people work with their hands and have a greater risk of being injured. Our proprietary software application, Oncore, empowers our employees to better serve our customers and their injured workers. Omaha National offers AM Best A- (Excellent) rated workers’ compensation coverage through more than 2,500 agencies. Since our launch in 2016, the company has grown to more than 225 employees and more than $165 million of in-force premiums.


Jonathan Marino

Prosek Partners