Effner Joins Main Street America

June 7, 2007

The Main Street America Group announced today Gregg Effner has joined the company as assistant vice president of distribution management.

Effner, who has 30 years of property-casualty industry experience, will be based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., and report to Doug Eden, senior vice president of field operations.

In this newly created position, Effner will develop and oversee Main Street America’s corporate distribution strategy. This includes researching, creating and implementing independent agency management best practices, as well as establishing a profitable and focused compensation strategy. Effner will also establish a strategy for Main Street America relative to aggregators and wholesalers, as well as large agents and brokers. In all of these areas, Effner will work in conjunction with the company’s four regional presidents.

Prior to joining Main Street America, Effner was vice president, director of corporate analytics, at Zurich North America in Schaumburg, Ill. In this position, Prior to joining Zurich, Effner was vice president, national broker relations and cross-sell, at CNA Financial Corp. in Chicago. He has also held management rolls at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. USF&G Corp. and Northwestern National Insurance Group.

Source: Main Street America Group

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