COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Grange Insurance announced today that Michael Winner has joined the Columbus, Ohio, based insurance provider as president of commercial lines. In this role, Winner will be responsible for the overall growth and profitability of the company's commercial lines book of business, including product development, underwriting management, risk control and operations.
Winner brings nearly 30 years of insurance experience to the position. Most recently, he served as president of Liberty Mutual's Mid-Atlantic Region for business insurance and was responsible for managing an eight-state regional insurance operation with nearly $700 million in commercial premium. Prior to his most recent assignment, he was President & CEO of Ohio Casualty, a regional property and casualty company within Liberty Mutual's Agent Markets operation. Liberty Mutual acquired Ohio Casualty Corporation in 2007 where he previously served as chief financial officer.
Before joining Ohio Casualty Corporation, Winner held several positions at Nationwide Insurance, including vice president of finance.
"Mike's deep industry knowledge and record of profitably growing middle market commercial insurance businesses make him a great addition to our team," said John Ammendola, Grange Insurance Chief Property & Casualty Officer. "It is his strategic vision that will prove to be an asset as we continue to position Grange as a strong competitor in the marketplace long term."
Winner is immediate past chairman of the leadership council of The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation and a member of the board of directors for the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
Grange Insurance, with $2 billion in assets and more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is an insurance provider founded in 1935 and based in Columbus, Ohio. Through its network of independent agents, Grange offers auto, home, life and business insurance protection. The company and its affiliates serve policyholders in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.grangeinsurance.com.
Lynn Mizer, Corporate Communications Manager, (614) 449-3673
Media Contact: Lynn Mizer, Grange Insurance, 614-449-3673, MizerL@Grangeinsurance.com
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