John M. Anderson has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Founders Insurance Company, a member company of the Utica National Insurance Group, in Des Plaines, IL.
Anderson joined Utica National in April 2012 as director of alternate markets development, working out of the Founders Insurance office. In May, he was promoted to vice president. He was recently named chief operating officer at Founders Insurance.
He has some 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, having served in several capacities as a commercial lines underwriter, operations manager, senior underwriting manager, regional commercial manager, senior marketing manager and director of marketing (specialty lines) for a nationally known insurance carrier.
Utica National is headquartered in New Hartford, N.Y., and began in 1914 with the founding of its principal company, the Utica Mutual Insurance Company. Utica offers a wide range of commercial insurance products, as well as home and auto insurance. The insurer employs some 1,450 people countrywide and sells its products through more than 1,900 independent insurance agents. Utica companies are rated “A-” or “Excellent” with a stable outlook by the A.M. Best Co.
Source: Utica National