Protective Life announces promotion in Marine Division

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Christopher Bernish has been promoted to Vice President – General Manager for the Marine and Powersports Division of the Asset Protection Division of Protective Life. Bernish previously served as the Vice President of Sales.

“Chris’ previous experience and prior roles with Protective along with his extensive knowledge of the industry makes him uniquely qualified to lead our marine and powersports business,” Scott Karchunas, Executive Vice President of the company’s Asset Protection Division, said in a statement.

Bernish has been with the Marine and Powersports operations, located in Minnetonka, Minn., for seven years. A graduate of Illinois State University, with a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, Bernish served in a variety of roles with Fortune 500 companies managing sales, marketing, customer support and technical operations before joining Protective in 2004.

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