Key Contacts

Cathy B. Guenther – President

Cathy Bach Guenther has over 35 years experience in the insurance industry with the last 25+ years working specifically in the Medical Stop Loss arena.  She has extensive industry knowledge and a proven record in stop loss underwriting and administration.  She has managed the underwriting of leading companies, performed independent underwriting audits throughout the country and co-founded and developed MDU as a Managing General Underwriter in an era when successful “start up” MGU’s were non-existent.  Her extensive knowledge of the medical stop loss market and her attention to detail have been invaluable in establishing and managing a growing MGU.

Pat McAfee – Senior Vice President

Pat McAfee has over 35 years of Human Resource Management, Benefit Administration and Business Operations experience primarily in the healthcare industry.  He has worked on both sides of the desk as a customer on behalf of several large multi-state companies and as a provider of medical stop loss insurance.  He has provided leadership and business acumen that has been vital to the growth and success of MDU.  His primary duties include business operations, corporate accounting, administration and customer service.


Todd McEachern –Senior Underwriter

Todd McEachern is a graduate of Lipscomb University, where he earned a degree in Accounting with a double major in Finance/Economics.  He worked as an accountant for a regional general contracting firm for 17 years, advancing to the position of Accounting Manager.   In 2007, he joined MDU, as an underwriting assistant.  During his tenure, he has rapidly progressed as an underwriter, and now Senior Underwriter, and has succeeded in using his considerable experience and skills while working with marketing and the medical review staff to write profitable business.

Susan J. Odom – Claims Manager

Sue Odom has over 40 years of management experience in the insurance claims industry working for large insurance companies as well as a Managing General Underwriter. Prior to joining MDU, she spent the last six years auditing a variety of health insurance programs for Reinsurance Carriers, Insurance Carriers, MGU’s, TPA’s and Brokers.  She works closely with the underwriting staff in performing medical reviews.  Sue’s breadth and depth of knowledge are a valuable asset to MDU and its clients.

Marsha Matthai – Contract Issuance Manager

Marsha joined MDU as an underwriting assistant and then rapidly progressed to assume the Contract Issuance duties. She is integrally involved with our customers from RFP until the contract is issued.  She processes RFP’s and assures the information is available to give the underwriters what is needed to produce the best quote possible.  Once a case is sold, she is responsible for securing all outstanding items for contract issuance as well as issuing contracts when final underwriting is complete.  Her organizational skills and attention to detail are vital to our company and its clients.