New Jersey’s Selective Insurance Announces Officer Appointments

August 1, 2019

Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group Inc., has announced the following officer appointments.

Shelly Gallagher has been named vice president of Personal Lines Operations. Gallagher joined Selective in 2002 as an associate financial analyst.

Valerie Sparks has been named vice president of Underwriting in Selective’s Southwest Region. Sparks joined Selective in 2007 as an underwriter in Selective’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

Gaurav Puri has been named assistant vice president of Analytics Strategy. Puri joined Selective in February 2019. Prior to that, he served as assistant vice president of Business Insurance Product and Platform at Travelers Insurance.

Mattia Scharfstein has been named assistant vice president of Regulatory Management Services. Scharfstein joined Selective in 2009 as a data quality analyst. Before that, she served as manager of Quality Assurance and User Acceptance Testing for AIG.

Tacia Thomas has been named assistant vice president of Excess and Surplus Operations. Thomas joined Selective as part of the E&S acquisition of MUSIC in 2011. Prior to that, she held accounting roles at Farmers Insurance Group.

Selective Insurance Group Inc. is a Branchville, N.J.-based holding company for 10 property and casualty insurance companies. Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer standard and specialty insurance for commercial and personal risks and flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program’s Write Your Own Program.

Source: Selective Insurance Group Inc.

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