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Dawn Audia Metzler

Vice President, Group Underwriting


Dawn moved to Ullico in February of 2021 and oversees all aspects of underwriting in her role as Vice President. She brings with her 30+ years of experience in the health and life insurance industry.

Prior to joining ULLICO, Dawn was the Vice President/Sr. Advisor for McGriff where she strategically consulted with larger customers creating employee benefit programs that mitigated risk, managed costs, ensured operational excellence and enhanced member experience.  Prior to that, Dawn’s diverse career included Chief Underwriter for CareFirst where she oversaw group financial and regulatory controls in the pricing of their $10B portfolio and participated in the negotiation and renegotiation of their $2B pharmacy contract; Executive Director of Account Management for Kaiser Permanente where she oversaw membership retention for the Mid‐Atlantic region while working with clients to develop and implement pricing and benefit strategies; Vice President, Strategic Accounts for Coventry Health Care where she provided leadership and direction for a national division with full profit and loss responsibility and was a member of the merger and acquisition team; Director of Underwriting and Financial Analysis for United HealthCare and Underwriting positions at CIGNA.  Dawn also spent several years with HealthCare dot‐coms, managing marketing and sales operations for enrollment and voluntary benefit technology solutions.

Dawn holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Hartford with a minor in marketing and additional Executive Certificates from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Harvard Consortium. Dawn is actively involved in Rotary International and is a graduate of Leadership Howard County, Leadership Maryland and Leadership Fairfax.  She was honored to be recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.  Dawn recently moved from Columbia, MD to Fairfax, VA where she lives with her new husband. For fun, Dawn likes to travel, cook and drink wine.