Crater to Head Hanover’ s N.Y.-N.J. Commercial Lines

May 11, 2004

The Citizens and Hanover Insurance Companies announced that Alan Crater has been named regional president of their downstate New York and New Jersey commercial lines divisions, effective immediately.

Crater comes to Allmerica from The St. Paul Companies, and brings more than 30 years of experience and industry knowledge to his new position. Most recently, he served as president of St. Paul’s Northeast region, where he was responsible for agency management, distribution of specialty and commercial products, commercial lines operations and overall business development.

Before joining St. Paul, Alan was senior vice president of CIGNA Property and Casualty’s inland marine division from 1998 to 1999. In this position, he directed and managed the strategic growth and development of 13 field offices for the company’s inland marine unit.

From 1992 to 1998, Alan served as vice president of USF&G Corporation’s property, inland marine and underwriting operations within the company’s commercial insurance group.

Prior to joining USF&G, Alan held senior management positions at both the Atlantic Mutual Companies (1986-1992) and the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies (1982-1986).

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