Selective Insurance Announces 7 Officer Appointments

May 16, 2012

Selective Insurance Group today announced the following appointments by its subsidiary, Selective Insurance Company of America:

Sarita Chakravarthi (Chesire, Conn.) to senior vice president, tax and assistant treasurer. Chakravarthi joined Selective in December 2006 as vice president, treasury and taxation. Prior to that, she served as a senior tax manager for Aetna Inc. She holds a designation as a Certified Public Accountant.

Brian Sarisky (Sparta, N.J.) to senior vice president, commercial lines underwriting and product development. Sarisky joined Selective in 1991 as a corporate trainee and has held a variety of regional and corporate positions. He holds designations as both a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and a Certified Insurance Counselor.

Paul Anderson (Sparta, N.J.) to vice president, contractors strategic business unit. Anderson joined Selective in 2010 as a segment manager. Prior to that, he was a sales executive with Eastern Insurance Group. He holds designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor, Certified Risk Manager and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist.

Darrell Frantz (Summit, Penn.) to vice president, field marketing director. Frantz joined Selective in 2000 as an agency management specialist and was promoted to territory manager in 2008. Previously, Frantz worked at National Grange Mutual as a senior district marketing manager. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor.

John Guerra (Oak Ridge, N.J.) to assistant vice president, Northeast claims manager. Guerra joined Selective in 1984 as a claims trainee and has held a variety of claims management positions. Guerra is a member of the Professional Insurance Association and the New Jersey Property Claims Association.

John Koch (Dingmans Ferry, Penn.) to assistant vice president, actuarial manager – large account pricing. Koch joined Selective in 2005 as an actuarial assistant and was promoted to actuarial manager in 2010. Koch is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Joseph Vernale (Southington, Conn.) to assistant vice president, quality management. Vernale joined Selective in February 2012. Previously, he served as a program manager for Chubb & Son, a division of Federal Insurance Co.

Branchville, N.J.-headquartered Selective Insurance Group is a holding company for eight property/casualty insurance companies. The group is ranked as one of the 50 largest P/C insurance groups in the country.

The Selective companies offer a broad range of insurance and alternative risk management services to businesses, public entities and individuals through 990 independent agents in 22 primary eastern and Midwestern states. Selective Insurance Group has more than 1,900 employees.

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