State Auto’s Western Region unit, based in Austin, Texas, has made new assignments and promotions effective Jan. 1, 2014, the company announced.
Lyndell Haigood, previously regional vice president – personal insurance, becomes regional vice president – government relations. Haigood will serve as a lobbyist for and representative of the company before regulators and legislators. He serves in leadership capacities with key industry trade associations such as Association of Fire and Casualty Companies of Texas (AFACT) and the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT).
Greg Rose, previously regional financial officer, is now regional vice president- personal insurance. He has more than 22 years of insurance experience and is active in the CPCU Society where he’s held several leadership roles at the local chapter level and was named The Central Indiana Chapter CPCU Member of the Year in 2009. He currently serves as a National CPCU Chapter Governor for the states of Mississippi and Louisiana. Rose has also served on several insurance industry association committees including the Insurance Institute of Indiana (III), the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT), and the Association of Fire and Casualty Companies in Texas (AFACT).
Mark Heyde, sales manager for State Auto’s Midwest region, will serve as personal lines sales manager serving Arizona, Colorado, and Utah reporting to Greg Rose. Heyde is a member of the CPCU Society, Missouri Insurance Coalition, South Dakota Insurance Alliance, BIG “I” and PIA Associations in his respective states’ of responsibility; and is the immediate past president of the South Dakota Insurance Alliance. In addition he has earned numerous industry designations including CPCU, CIC, ARM, AU, API, AM and AIS.
Todd Richardson, regional vice president, business insurance – Texas and Oklahoma, will assume expanded responsibilities for the states of Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma. Richardson brings more than 25 years of experience to the role. He currently holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and working toward his Certified Risk Manager (CRM) Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations.
Tim Goeller, regional vice president for business insurance – Arizona, Colorado and Utah, will assume sales management responsibilities effective immediately for his current territory and will report to Todd Richardson. Since joining State Auto in 1990, Goeller has held a number of positions in commercial underwriting, marketing and sales prior relocating to Phoenix in 2005. He is a past president of the Arizona Chapter of CPCU and vice president of the Arizona Insurance Council.
Source: State Auto, Western Region