UNICO Group Promotes Three to SVP in Omaha, NE

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UNICO Group Promotes Shane Ideus, Chad Ideus and Tom Cockle to Senior Vice Presidents

UNICO Group has announced the promotion of Shane Ideus to SVP of the Omaha market, Chad Ideus to SVP of the Lincoln market and Tom Cockle to SVP of the Construction Division. As team leaders on accounts, their responsibilities include customer relationship management, insurance program design, monitoring program results, and insurance consulting services.

“Shane, Chad and Tom’s industry expertise and hard work make them ideal to lead UNICO’s future development in serving our commercial customers. Our sales team looks to these individuals for guidance and with this promotion, we are reinforcing the importance of their expertise and leadership in our organization” said Scott Nelson, UNICO Group President.

Shane Ideus - UNICO Group

Shane Ideus

Shane Ideus: In his new position, Shane will lead the development and growth of the Omaha team. UNICO has had an office in the Omaha metro since 2008 and with the leadership of Shane, UNICO looks forward to expanding its reach in Omaha.

Shane came to UNICO in 2009 with experience from the insurance carrier industry. Shane has obtained two industry designations since joining UNICO Group: a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation, a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, and he recently became a licensed insurance consultant in the state of Nebraska. Shane is originally from Filley, NE and is a Nebraska Wesleyan graduate.

Chad Ideus - UNICO Group

Chad Ideus

Chad Ideus: In his new position, Chad will lead the development and growth of the Lincoln market. UNICO has been in the Lincoln market for more than 25 years.

Chad joined UNICO in 2004 after operating his own insurance agency for three years. Chad is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and a Certified Workers’ Compensation Advisor (CWCA). Chad is originally from Adams, NE and is a Nebraska Wesleyan graduate.


Tom Cockle - UNICO Group

Tom Cockle

Tom Cockle: In his new position, Tom will lead sales and service of the Construction Division. “UNICO’s construction industry has unique insurance risks and now with a division dedicated to serving those customers, we are able to better identify and manage the risks for our construction industry customers,” said Nelson.

Tom brings more than a decade of experience in construction to his new position. Prior to UNICO, Tom worked for United Rentals Trench Safety, where he focused on safety, training, and utility equipment sales. Tom has his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) and Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designations. Tom is originally from Raymond, NE and attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

UNICO Group, Inc. has been serving insurance and financial needs for business owners and families in Nebraska for more than 25 years. The team at UNICO Group, Inc. can be reached at (402) 434-7200 or online at www.unicogroup.com.

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