Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Steven D. Hauschild

Chairman of the Board

  • United Heritage Financial Group
  • United Heritage Life Insurance Company

Mr. Hauschild has been in banking since 1980 and has served in various senior positions including chief credit officer, chief approval officer and senior portfolio manager. He holds a BBA from Gonzaga University and a MBA from Washington State University. He joined the board of United Heritage Life in 2000 and has been a Director of the holding company since it was formed in 2001.

Diane L. Polscer

Vice Chairman of the Board

  • United Heritage Financial Group
  • United Heritage Life Insurance Company

Ms. Polscer is the managing partner of the law firm Gordon & Polscer, LLC in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Polscer has experience in complex commercial litigation including business and insurance disputes and appeals. She serves on many law-related and community Boards and committees, has been named an "Oregon Super Lawyer" and listed as one of the Best Lawyers in American Insurance Law. She has a BA from Pennsylvania State University and a JD from the University of Oregon. She joined the Board of Directors in 2013.

Dennis L. Johnson

President & Chief Executive Officer

  • United Heritage Financial Group
  • United Heritage Life Insurance Company

Beginning his career as General Counsel of United Heritage Life in 1983, Mr. Johnson was promoted to President and CEO in 1999. He is also President and CEO of United Heritage Mutual Holding Company and United Heritage Financial Group. He has a BA from Northwest Nazarene University and a JD from the University of Idaho, College of Law. He joined the Board of Directors of United Heritage Life in 1998 and has been a Director of the holding company since its formation in 2001. He also serves on the Boards of two public companies.

Richard C. Waitley

  • United Heritage Financial Group
  • United Heritage Life Insurance Company

Mr. Waitley is the President of Association Management Group, which provides management and lobbying services for agricultural and other organizations throughout the northwest. Mr. Waitley has a BS in Agriculture Education from the University of Idaho. He joined the Board of United Heritage Life in 1995 and has been a Director of the holding company since it was formed in 2001.

Jerome C. 'Tonk' Fischer

  • United Heritage Financial Group
  • United Heritage Life Insurance Company

Mr. Fischer recently retired as a CPA with the firm of Fischer, Hayes, Joye and Allen, LLC, in Salem, Oregon. Mr. Fischer has served on numerous Boards during his career including 10 years on the Board of Trustees of Northwest Christian College. He was also on the faculty of the Western Agricultural Credit School for over 24 years. He is a graduate of Northwest Christian University and attended the University of Oregon. He received his master’s degree at Texas Christian University, and completed post graduate work at Portland State University. He joined the Board of Directors in 2013.

Michael M. Brem

  • United Heritage Financial Group
  • United Heritage Life Insurance Company

Mr. Brem has worked in the agriculture industry for over 40 years and retired as President of SupHerb Farms, a grower, processor and marketer of culinary herbs and specialty products. He remains active in the agricultural industry and in his community, serving on the Board of Directors of California Endive Farms and the Sierra Cascade Nurseries. Mr. Brem has a BS in Farm Management from California Polytechnic State University. He joined the Board of Directors in 2014.

John W. Holleran

  • United Heritage Financial Group
  • United Heritage Life Insurance Company

Mr. Holleran recently retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Itron Inc. He was first named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Itron in 2007. Prior to Itron, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for Boise Cascade Corporation and Boise Cascade, LLC. He has a BA and a JD from Gonzaga University, and attended the Stanford Executive Program. He joined the Board of Directors in 2016.

Michael M. Mooney

  • United Heritage Financial Group
  • United Heritage Life Insurance Company

Mr. Mooney recently retired as President of the Bank of the Cascades, Idaho Region, following a 42-year banking career. During his career, he has served as Executive Vice President of the Rocky Mountain Region for KeyBank, President for KeyBank of Idaho, and President and CEO of Farmers & Merchants State Bank. He has a BS in Finance from Utah State University, an MBA from Idaho State University, and graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at University of Washington. He joined the Board of Directors in 2016.

Corporate Officers

Dennis L. Johnson, JD, CLU, FLMI
President & Chief Executive Officer
Todd H. Gill, CPA, FLMI
Executive Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer &
Chief Financial Officer
Jack J. Winderl, CPA
Executive Vice President,
Chief Investment Officer
Mick L. Ware, CPCU, FLMI
Senior Vice President, P&C
Kevin W. Lucke, CPCU, AIM
Senior Vice President, Pacific P&C Region
Marjorie A. Hopkins, PHR, SHRM-CP, FLMI
Senior Vice President, Mountain P&C Region
Robert J. McCarvel
Senior Vice President,
Chief Marketing/Branding Officer
Jeffrey D. Neumeyer, JD
Senior Vice President &
General Counsel
Stephen G. Haney, FLMI
Senior Vice President,
Chief Technology Officer
R. Shane Nelson
Senior Vice President, Group
Stefanie A. Thiel
Vice President,
Chief Human Resources Officer
Dean D. Sandros, CPA
Vice President, Investments
Shawn R. Turner, MCSE
Vice President, IT/Network Operations
Eric F. Nichols
Vice President, IT/P&C