Davey Tree adds Alejandra Evans to board of directors

The move follows John Warfel's resignation from the same board, which he announced in May.

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Alejandra Evans has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Davey Tree Expert Company, this after John Warfel announced his resignation from the same board in May.  

Evans is the senior vice president of risk management at USI Insurance Services. Evans joined USI (previously Wells Fargo Insurance) in 2014. Prior to joining USI, Evans was a managing director in Aon's Global Construction Practice from 2008 to 2014. From 2003 to 2008, she was a sales leader for Wachovia Insurance Services. Prior to 2003, she held various positions with property and casualty insurance brokerage firms.

“The experience Alex has in the global insurance market with large companies, including utility companies, is very valuable to us,” said Pat Covey, president and CEO. “Furthermore, she is familiar with one of our most critical markets, Chicago, and has a passion for employee ownership and the green industry.”

Evans attends the Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business. She also served as the President of the Board of Directors for a non-profit in Washington, D.C., called Suited for Change in 2009.

Warfel, meanwhile, served on the board’s audit, compensation and governance committees during his 11-year tenure. For the last nine years, he served as chairman of the governance committee. He is owner of Warfel Group, a business coaching franchise, and president of Warfel Enterprises, a consulting company. Prior to joining Westfield Financial Corporation, Warfel was vice chairman and president of Oswald Companies from 1975 to 2002.

Davey Chairman Karl Warnke said he thanked Warfel for his service and added that he has been a champion for the preservation of Davey’s employee-ownership culture.

“John’s personality and many contributions will be fondly remembered,” Warnke said. “He has been truly engaged with the company and the board. His perspective has set well with the employee-owners.”