Jeff Burke Leaves Western Financial

By Andrew Rickard | February 25 2015 08:51AM

Jeff Burke is stepping down as president and CEO of Western Financial Group.

In a press release issued on Feb. 23 Western Financial's board of directors announced that Jeff Burke is leaving the company, but did not give a reason for his departure. Scott Tannas, who founded Western Financial and headed the company until 2013 when he left to sit in the Senate, will act as interim president and CEO while the board searches for a replacement.

Before joining Western, Burke was senior vice president at Allstate Canada Group, where he was responsible for the insurer's sales and marketing efforts. Prior to that, he spent twenty years in various management positions at the American Family Insurance in Estes Park, Colorado.

“We thank Jeff for his contributions to the company,” said Tannas. “He guided Western through a challenging period of transition. We wish him and his wife Julie best wishes as they return to the United States.”