Selective Insurance Group in N.J. Makes Executive Appointments

March 14, 2006

Selective Insurance Group, Inc., in Branchville, N.J., announced the following executive appointments:

Diederik Olijslager (Lafayette, N.J.), to vice president, Selective Insurance Group, and senior vice president, head of fixed income, Selective Insurance Company of America. Olijslager joined Selective in November 2001 as assistant vice president, fixed income analyst. Prior to that, he was a fixed income securities analyst with USAA Investment Management Company.

Daniel Bravo (Lafayette, N.J.), to senior vice president of Selective’s Knowledge Management operations, Selective Insurance Company of America. Bravo joined Selective in April 2002 as vice president of Information Technology Services. Prior to joining Selective, he was an information systems operations manager with Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.

Fred Ferraro (New Providence, N.J.), to vice president and equity portfolio co-manager of Selective’s Investment Group, Selective Insurance Company of America. Ferraro joined Selective in July 2003 as a senior equity research analyst.

Robert Lippman (Buffalo, N.Y.), to vice president and regional director of Selective’s Staff Counsel – New York State Region, Selective Insurance Company of America. Lippman joined Selective in June 2004 as managing attorney for Selective’s Buffalo office. Prior to that, he was the senior trial counsel for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company’s Buffalo Staff Counsel office.

Thomas Romando (Marlton, N.J.), to vice president and regional director of Selective’s Staff Counsel – New Jersey Region, Selective Insurance Company of America. Romando joined Selective in September 1996 as managing attorney for Selective’s Hamilton, N.J. Staff Counsel office. Prior to that, he was managing attorney for Aetna Casualty & Surety Co.’s Southern New Jersey Staff Counsel office.
Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for six property and casualty insurance companies rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. The insurance companies offer primary and alternative market insurance, through independent agents, for commercial and personal risks, and flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program. Other subsidiaries of the company provide claims, human resources and risk management services.

Source: Selective Insurance, http://www.selective.com

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