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John Petrucci of State Auto Group Named Chairman of The PIA Partnership

WASHINGTON – John M. Petrucci, CPCU, Vice President of Sales for the State Auto Group, has been named chairman of The PIA Partnership...
January 28, 2014

John Petrucci PictureWASHINGTON – John M. Petrucci, CPCU, vice president of sales for the State Auto Group, has been named chairman of The PIA Partnership. The announcement was made by John G. Lee, president of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National).

“We are pleased to congratulate John M. Petrucci on being selected for this key position of leadership,” said Lee. “The PIA Partnership will benefit from John’s talent, marketing expertise and dedication to the success of professional, independent insurance agents.” Petrucci succeeds Doug McCormack, who has served with distinction during his term as Partnership chairman over the past two years.

Petrucci’s insurance career spans 28 years and includes experience as a claims adjuster, claims manager, agent, agency manager, branch manager and vice president of sales. He has served on a variety of industry-related and non-profit boards including the Columbus CPCU Chapter, the Columbus Life Underwriters Association, Ohio University’s The Sales Centre Professional Sales Advisory Board, Boys and Girls Club of Columbus and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. Petrucci has represented State Auto on the board of The PIA Partnership since February 2008.

The PIA Partnership, originally established as the Company Council of Executive Officers (CCEO) in 1996, is a group of insurance companies that share resources and work closely with PIA National to conduct research and develop tools and resources designed to benefit professional independent insurance agents.

Current PIA Partnership companies include: Encompass Insurance; Erie Insurance; Harleysville Insurance; Liberty Mutual Insurance; MetLife Auto & Home; Progressive Insurance; Selective Insurance Group; State Auto Group; The Central Insurance Companies; The Hanover Insurance Group; The Hartford; The Motorists Insurance Group; and Travelers.

The State Auto Group, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a super-regional property and casualty holding company that provides personal and commercial lines products and services. The State Auto Group includes State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, which is rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Co. State Auto markets its products and services through independent agents and brokers in 50 states and the District of Columbia. State Auto is proud to be a member of The PIA Partnership. More information is available online at StateAuto.com.

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street AmericaSM. PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.

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