N.J.-Based Selective Insurance Announces 8 Officer Promotions

Branchville, N.J.-headquartered Selective Insurance Group this week announced the following promotions by its subsidiary, Selective Insurance Company of America:

Bruce Monahan (Newton, N.J.), to senior vice president, chief audit executive. Monahan joined Selective in November 2007 as vice president of internal audit. Prior to that, he was assistant vice president at Liberty Mutual Group.

Richard Agresta (Madison, Conn.) to vice president, insurance operations systems. Agresta joined Selective in May 2012. Prior to that, he was assistant vice president, account and portfolio management at The Hartford.

Timothy Marchio (East Hanover, N.J.) to vice president, bonds. Marchio joined Selective in June 2012. Prior to that, he was bond manager at Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation.

David McKenna (Fitchburg, Mass.) to vice president, claims finance, metrics and strategic projects. McKenna joined Selective in September 2010 as assistant vice president, director, claims metrics. Prior to that, he was with Homesite Insurance in Boston where he was the manager of claims project services.

Melinda Oosten (Northville, Mich.) to vice president, personal lines pricing. Oosten joined Selective in April 2012. Prior to that, she was chief actuary with Ally Insurance. She is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), and serves on the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Committee on Professional Education.

Wesley Riley (Matthews, N.C.) to vice president, underwriting manager for Selective’s southern region. Riley joined Selective as an underwriter in 2000, becoming an agency management specialist in 2004 and most recently serving as territory manager for North Carolina and South Carolina.

Jay Goldberg (Marlboro, N.J.) to assistant vice president, director of internal audit. Goldberg joined Selective in June 2012. Prior to that, he was vice president of internal audit for Take-Two Interactive Software.

Stephen Wright (Yardley, Penn.) to assistant vice president, product development, for Stonecreek Specialty Underwriters, a unit of Selective Insurance Company of America. Wright joined Selective in May 2012. Prior to that, he was director of product development for Global Indemnity Group.

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.