United Fire Group Inc. named Corey Ruehle branch manager for the Midwest region. He will take over for retiring branch manager Doug Penn on July 1, overseeing the commercial lines business in Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. Ruehle was previously the Midwest region's underwriting manager.

He has been in the insurance industry for 16 years and with United Fire Group since 2001. United Fire Group, based in Cedar Rapids, sells property and casualty insurance, life insurance and annuities.