Executive Joins Merchants
August 4, 2010
Don Blum Joins Merchants Bonding Company as Chief Financial Officer
Merchants Bonding Company is pleased to announce that Don Blum has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Blum will be a member of Merchants’ Executive Committee. Prior to joining Merchants, Blum was with The Weitz Company since 1987. He held several positions there, most recently as Treasurer. Blum is a 1986 graduate of Iowa State University in Accounting.
Don is a founding member and past president of the local Construction Financial Management Association, a past volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry, and a teacher for Junior Achievement of Iowa.
“Merchants has experienced continuous growth, even during the recent economic downturn, with the addition of an office in Dallas/Fort Worth and a significant office addition in Des Moines. We are excited to have Don help us continue to grow and expand our surety market share across the country,” said Larry Taylor, president, Merchants Bonding Company.
Merchants Bonding Company is among the top 20 surety writers in the United States and is Iowa’s largest. Headquartered in Des Moines since 1933, Merchants Bonding Company serves all 50 states from offices in Des Moines, Austin, TX, and Dallas, TX.