United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UPC) announced the appointment of Andrew Swenson as VP and chief information officer. In this newly created position, Swenson will be responsible for directing and enhancing the company’s IT infrastructure.

Swenson, 54, has more than 30 years of experience running IT operations and has worked in information technology since 1982 in government, middle market and Fortune 500 companies, including positions as CIO for Sykes Enterprises and Ceridian, formerly ABR Information Systems. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation and is a member of several IT advisory boards in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.

“Andy understands the importance of data and analytics to our business and we expect him to make significant contributions to our continued development in that area in addition to serving as a senior member of our leadership team,” said John Forney, CEO of UPC Insurance.

Prior to his roles at Sykes and ABR Information Services, Swenson founded the security consulting company VAR Integration Specialists Inc., which was acquired by Tribridge in July 2003. He subsequently served as CIO for Tribridge, an IT business consultancy with more than 300 employees.

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