Great American Insurance Group News

Great American Insurance Promotes Kadnar in Property, Marine Division

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Great American Insurance Group has named Julie F. Kadnar divisional president of its Property and Inland Marine Division, succeeding Dale Kelley, who will retire in June 2017. Kadnar joined the company in 1988 as a senior auditor and …

Lonneman Named President of American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance

Mark R. Lonneman has been named president of American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Co. (AESLIC), a member of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Great American Insurance Group. He succeeds Fred Woebse, who recently retired. Lonneman will continue to serve as divisional president of Great …

Great American Insurance Group Promotes Kornesczuk

Great American Insurance Group has promoted Jane Kornesczuk to divisional president of its Executive Liability Division. The division is based in Schaumburg, Ill. Kornesczuk joined Great American in 1990 as a senior underwriter. She was named chief underwriting officer of …

Conklin Named Divisional President at Great American Insurance Group

Mark T. Conklin was named divisional president of Great American Professional Risk Insurance Services (GAPRIS), succeeding Frankie Honeycutt, who recently retired. Conklin has 22 years of industry experience. He joined the company in January 2015 as divisional senior vice president, …

Great American Insurance Promotes Sullivan, Thompson Within P/C Operations

Great American Insurance Group announced that Michael E. Sullivan Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president and David L. Thompson Jr. has been promoted to senior vice president within its property/casualty operations, effective January 1, 2017. In his expanded …

Transportation Insurer National Interstate Promotes Skuggen, Adds AIG’s Blankenship

National Interstate Insurance Co. announced the promotion of George Skuggen to senior vice president and the hiring of Steve Blankenship as vice president, Passenger Transportation. In his new role, Skuggen will oversee National Interstate’s Truck and Environmental, National Accounts and …

Gruber to Succeed Larson as President of Great American Insurance Co.

Gary J. Gruber has been promoted president and chief operating officer of Great American Insurance Co., effective January 1, 2017.  Gruber will become the seventeenth president in Great American’s 145-year history, assuming this title from Donald D. Larson, who recently …

Great American Insurance Taps Vuono to Lead Environmental Division

Property/casualty insurer, Great American Insurance Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has promoted Mark Vuono to divisional president of its Environmental Division. Vuono joined Great American in 2007 as divisional senior vice president of underwriting for the Environmental Division. Prior to …

Great American, Hub International to Offer Program for Elevator Contractors

Great American Insurance Group’s Alternative Markets Division has entered into an agreement with JM Associates/Burnham + Company, a division of HUB International Northeast, to be the insurance carrier for The National Elevator Insurance Program. The program offers specialized insurance coverage …

BreweryPak Introduces Workers’ Comp Coverage for Breweries

BreweryPak, an insurance program designed for breweries, is now offering a new workers’ compensation coverage for their insured breweries across the country. Backed by Great American Insurance Group—which writes approximately $1.2 billion of workers’ compensation coverage each year—this workers’ compensation …