ALGONA - Edward J. Yorty has been named by the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company's board of directors as the company's president. He was also elected director to the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co. and The Pharmacists Life Insurance Co. boards.
Yorty has more than 20 years experience in the insurance industry.
He is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has a bachelor of science degree in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University and is enrolled in Northeastern University's master of finance program.
Yorty and wife Tammy are living in Algona.
Ed Berg will continue as Pharmacists Mutual Cos. chief executive officer until spring 2012, when Yorty will succeed him as president and CEO.