Grange Insurance announces new board members

Posted on September 03, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Grange Insurance has announced that Christianna Wood and Dr. Mark Boxer officially joined the company’s board of directors on September 1. Michael V. Parrott, who has served on the board since 1984, along with Robert O’Brien, who has been a member of the board since 1995, have both retired.

Christianna Wood is chief executive officer of Gore Creek Capital, Ltd., an investment management consulting company located in Golden, Colo. Prior to her current position, she served as chief executive officer of Capital Z Asset Management, an independent hedge fund sponsor located in New York City. Throughout the past seven years, Wood has also been a member of several boards of directors for corporations, investment management firms and organizations. She recently served as chairman of the board of International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) in London, England, and has been named by the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the 100 most influential people in American corporate governance. Wood earned a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vassar College.

Dr. Mark Boxer is executive vice president and global chief information officer for Cigna Corporation, a position he has held since 2011. Before joining Cigna, he served as group president of government health care for Xerox Corporation/Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. Boxer has also served in executive leadership positions at other healthcare benefits and information technology corporations, and has been a board member of several corporations. He earned his doctorate in health sciences from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, a Masters of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Hartford.

“We are excited to welcome both Mark and Christy to the Grange Board,” said David Wetmore, chairman of the company’s board of directors. “Christy’s expertise in investments and corporate governance, and Mark’s extensive background in information technology and customer-facing applications make them both outstanding additions as we work to sustain our position as a high performing company. We know Grange will benefit greatly from their leadership and counsel.”

Parrott, who most recently served as chairman emeritus, has been part of the Grange Board of Directors for 29 years. O’Brien joined the company’s board in February of 1995 and served as chairman of the audit committee from 2003-2011.

“With more than 47 years of experience between the two of them, Bob and Mick have contributed greatly to Grange’s continued growth,” Wetmore said. “With their guidance, we’ve been able to expand our geographic footprint from just six states to 13, and exponentially grow direct written premium, assets and surplus. Grange is privileged to have been able to benefit from their strategic direction and knowledge, which have positioned us well within the market.”

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About Grange
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

Betsy Way
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Grange Insurance
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