Grange Insurance announces promotions for executives

Posted on September 23, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Grange Insurance announced today the promotion of two of its senior leaders, effective immediately. John Ammendola, president of personal lines for Grange Insurance, assumes responsibility for Grange’s Commercial Lines business under the new title of chief property & casualty officer. In addition, Peter McMurtrie, chief sales & marketing officer for Grange Insurance, adds profit and loss responsibilities for its affiliate, Integrity Mutual, to his duties under the new title of chief sales, marketing and affiliate officer.

“I am excited for John’s and Peter’s expanded roles and the opportunity these changes create for Grange and Integrity Mutual,” said Tom Welch, Grange president and CEO. “This new structure follows strong financial results and positions both organizations and the independent agents who represent us for continued success.”

John Ammendola joined Grange in 2010 as the president of Personal Lines and has guided the organization to profitable growth. “Bringing Grange Personal and Commercial Lines together under one leader will enable us to execute our property and casualty strategies seamlessly and speak with one voice to our independent agents and policyholders,” said Welch.

McMurtrie joined Grange in 2006 as chief claims officer. He will oversee Integrity Mutual while continuing his work in sales and marketing for Grange Insurance. He has also will be joining Integrity’s Board of Directors.

“In his seven years at Grange, Peter consistently raised the performance of the organizations he led,” said Welch. “There is no doubt that we have built incredible momentum on our journey to become a consistently high-performing company.”

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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
Sr. Public Relations & Social Media Specialist
Grange Insurance
(614) 542-3065

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