Safeco Names Northeast Regional Exec, Sales and Marketing VP

January 9, 2008

Safeco announced that Paul Chmura has joined the company as Northeast regional executive. Chmura comes to Safeco from The Hanover Insurance Group, where he served as the regional vice president of sales and distribution for the Northeast region since 2004.

The Northeast sales region is comprised of 10 states — Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Chmura has extensive industry experience, starting as a commercial lines producer in 1987. He will manage the business from the Hartford Service Office located in Farmington, Conn.

Safeco also named Rauline Gonzales Ochs executive vice president for sales and marketing.

Ochs, formerly Oracle’s senior vice president for North American Alliances and Channels, has more than 20 years of experience building sales, marketing and distribution management teams at Oracle, BEA Systems and IBM.

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