Shelter Insurance Companies announced the retirement of current President & CEO Randa Rawlins effective April 30, 2024. Randa became President on January 1, 2021 and added the CEO title on July 1, 2021. Her retirement will bring an end to her 22-year career with Shelter Insurance. She first became General Counsel for the group on April 15, 2002. She has served in many roles during her career, including serving as Secretary to the Companies and the Board of Directors, as well as oversight of Government Relations, Claims, Information Services, Information Security, Internal Audit and Marketing. Rawlins will remain on the Board of Directors.
“Randa has provided strong and gracious leadership during the post-COVID years, as well as a challenging period of storm losses. We are thankful for her leadership and appreciate her willingness to assist in the transition to a new leader,” said Chair of the Board Rick Means.
Randa was a member of the GMLC Class of 2015 and she has remained a steadfast supporter of Greater Missouri since that time. She is one of our most loyal ambassadors whose strong, tight-knit community of leaders within Shelter have embraced her passion for our organization year after year.
Randa is a native Missourian having grown up on a farm near Hale, Missouri in Carroll County. This small town instilled a strong sense of community that Randa has embraced her entire life. The town is quite rural and offers an abundance of natural landscapes and outdoor activities to explore. It is an idyllic place to call home and Randa is proud to be from there and return as often as possible. A graduate of Truman State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, she began her law career in Kansas City where she practiced insurance defense for 20 years. Randa returned to Columbia in 2002 to become Shelter’s General Counsel. She assumed the role of Secretary of Shelter and its Board of Directors in 2006 before being promoted to Senior Vice President in 2016. In 2018, she was promoted to Executive Vice President and in July of that year became a member of Shelter’s Board of Directors.
Randa’s civic activities include service as a member of the Board of Governors of Truman State University from 1997-2008, and continuing service on its Foundation Board until 2014. She was selected as the 2007 Truman State University Alumna of the Year. While at Truman, she was a Pershing Scholar, a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and involved in Student Senate. She served as an intern in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Tom Coleman and in the Jefferson City office of State Representative Harry Hill.
In 2003 the University of Missouri Law School presented Randa with the Citation of Merit, its most prestigious alumni award.
She has served as a member of the Boards of the Missouri Innovation Center, the Regional Economic Development Inc. and Columbia’s Airport Advisory Board. An active traveler and sports enthusiast, she enjoys following the MIZZOU Tigers and the Kansas City Chiefs. She and husband Blaine Einspahr look forward to their next chapter during her deserved retirement.
Her successor, elected by the Board of Directors, will be Rockne Corbin, who will assume the role of President on January 1, 2024 and CEO on May 1, 2024. Rockne is a 32-year employee of Shelter, with many of those in Claims and Reinsurance operations. Most recently, as Executive Vice President, he has led the companies’ operations in Claims, Actuarial, Underwriting, Reinsurance and Alternate Channels.