Rising Leaders


Kory Petoske

Kory Petoske is Director of Underwriting Rules and Innovation at Sammons Financial Group. Kory leads a team that is responsible for the underwriting rules for the accelerated and automated underwriting programs. He is also responsible for the vendor relationships and is an active participant in the ACLI’s Algorithmic Accountability Working Group and the Risk Classification Committee.

Prior to taking this role in 2020, Kory worked in many different underwriting positions at Sammons Financial. During his tenure, he has been involved in many different strategic underwriting projects and implementations of underwriting systems.

Kory joined Sammons Financial in 2007 as an underwriting trainee. He moved up the underwriting ladder and moved into Underwriting Manager and Sr. Automated Underwriting Rules Specialist roles prior to taking on his current responsibilities.

Kory earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota.