Central Insurance Companies of Van Wert, Ohio, has promoted Jana L. Ringwald to vice president of Commercial Underwriting for its Central Mutual and All America subsidiaries, and Patrick J. Jackson to vice president and manager of the Central regional office in Van Wert.
Ringwald will fill the position recently vacated by Mike Thompson upon his retirement from the company. She previously held the position of assistant vice president, Commercial Underwriting.
As vice president of Commercial Underwriting, Ringwald holds the overall accountability for the commercial underwriting, loss control, underwriting operations, premium audit, and Central Insurex. This includes directing and controlling the commercial programs, procedures, automation, rate changes, and strategies which contribute to Central’s profit objectives. She also manages the corporate reinsurance programs and serves as the chair of Central’s Risk Management Committee.
A graduate of Lima Technical College, Ringwald has been employed by Central Insurance for 28 years. She has held positions in personal lines agency services and commercial lines underwriting, first in the Central Regional office and later in the home office. She holds various insurance designations including Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) and the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Ringwald’s involvement in professional organizations includes past president of the local CPCU Chapter and current vice president of the underwriting executive council.
Jackson will fill the position vacated by George Gress upon his retirement this month. Jackson previously held the position of commercial lines underwriting manager and marketing manager for the region.
As regional vice president, Jackson will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Central Regional office including claims, commercial lines underwriting, personal lines underwriting, and marketing. Jackson holds an MBA from Bowling Green State University and has earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) insurance designation.
The Central Insurance Companies was founded in Van Wert, Ohio in 1876, and provides insurance for automobiles, homes, and businesses to more than 390,000 policyholders in 18 states.
Source: Central Insurance Companies
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