Harleysville Insurance has appointed Ronald Gorman as regional president of its Mid-Atlantic operation. In this position, he oversees the underwriting, agency management and support functions throughout the region—which is headquartered in Harleysville, Pa., where Gorman is based—and includes the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.
Gorman spent the last 13 years with Zurich North America in various leadership roles in the company’s small business segment. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of field operations for Zurich Small Business. Before Zurich, Gorman was associated with CIGNA Corp. for 14 years, holding various marketing, operations and finance leadership positions.
The company also announced the recent appointment of Shelly Diegel as Mid-Atlantic regional vice president of commercial lines business development. In this role, she is responsible for Harleysville’s commercial lines sales, marketing and field underwriting efforts throughout the region. She is located in Harleysville’s Chesapeake office in Owings Mills, Md.
Diegel served as vice president of national group partners for Zurich North America in Baltimore before coming to Harleysville. She also has held marketing, field operations and agency management positions with St. Paul Travelers, USF&G and Maryland Casualty. In total, she has 24 years of insurance industry experience, and is a graduate of Towson University in Baltimore.
Harleysville’s Mid-Atlantic operation is one of four geographic zones the company established. The Mid-Atlantic region includes field underwriting offices in Harleysville, Harrisburg and Monroeville, Pa., as well as Moorestown, N.J., Owings Mills, Md., and Richmond, Va.
Source: Harleysville Insurance
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