Glatfelter Insurance Group Announces 2 Promotions in Pennsylvania

January 22, 2015

Glatfelter Insurance Group (GIG) in York, Pennsylvania, promoted John Solari to president of Glatfelter Underwriting Services and chief underwriting officer for Glatfelter Programs, and Jim Partridge to president of Insurance Company Operations. Both promotions were effective Jan. 1.

Solari and Partridge succeed Mark Schmidt, who served as chief underwriting officer for Glatfelter Programs and president of insurance company operations. Schmidt has been with Glatfelter for more than 40 years and announced his phased retirement in 2014.

Solari had served as chief underwriting officer for Glatfelter Public Practice, a division of GIG. A GIG associate since 2008, he previously held positions at BK3, LLC/Professional Underwriters Company, CIGNA Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Foley Insurance Agency and AETNA Life & Casualty Company. He holds Associate in Risk Management (ARM-P) and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations.

Partridge most recently served as GIG’s senior vice president of operations and chief actuary. A GIG associate since 2000, he previously held positions at GEICO and Penn National Insurance. Partridge is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS) and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

Founded in 1951, Glatfelter Insurance Group is an insurance broker marketing property/casualty, life, accident and health insurance products and risk management services on both a retail and wholesale/specialty basis throughout the U.S. The company is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, with five marketing offices across the country and a network of more than 4,500 independent agents and brokers. An employee-owned company, Glatfelter has more than 500 associates.

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