EMC Insurance Cos. has hired Ann Collins as senior vice president and chief financial officer, the company announced Thursday. Collins brings more than 28 years of experience in the financial field. Previously, she served as CFO and senior vice president at Continental Western Group, where she oversaw the finance team’s comprehensive planning process, including modeling, forecasting and strategic thinking. At EMC, Collins will provide strategic financial analysis to EMC business partners and oversee financial reporting to all external regulatory bodies, the company said in a statement.