Oregon’s Liberty Northwest Hires Vice President

October 7, 2009

Liberty Northwest, a Liberty Mutual Agency Markets regional company, today announced the appointment of Ms. Margie Cooper to vice president, Claims. She succeeds Mr. Gary Kentner, who is retiring, according to a company news release.

Ms. Cooper comes to Liberty Northwest from Inner-City Underwriting in Chicago, where she served as vice president, Client Services, with oversight of sales, marketing, account acquisition, development, and retention.

Liberty Northwest is based in Portland, Oregon, and is Oregon’s largest private workers’ compensation insurer. Liberty provides property and casualty insurance throughout the Northwest.

Prior to her work with Inner-City Underwriting, Ms. Cooper was regional assistant vice president for The St. Paul Companies in Chicago. There, she directed the field claim operations and managed more than 200 employees in a six-state region that included a wide-array of business lines. Additionally, she oversaw multiple claim operations during major acquisitions.

Ms. Cooper earned her Masters of Business Administration from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandising/Marketing from Texas Southern University. She also holds the CPCU and ARM insurance designations.

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