Progressive Corp. chief executive Peter Lewis is stepping down and will be replaced by Glenn Renwick effective Jan. 1. Lewis, who has been involved with Progressive for 45 years, and served as CEO for 35 years will remain chairman of the board. “I’m not going anywhere,” he said in a prepared statement.
In January 2000, Renwick was named Progressive’s chief executive officer for insurance operations. In this role, he led the organization’s product and claims development and delivery as well as the company’s insurance sales (through independent agents, the Internet and direct over the phone) and customer service functions. Renwick joined the company in 1986 as auto product manager for Florida. In 1988, he became president of the company’s Mid-Atlantic division, headquartered in Richmond, VA.
Prior to assuming consumer marketing responsibilities at the company’s headquarters, Renwick was president of the California division in Sacramento, CA. Renwick, 45, holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
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