Grange Insurance re-elects three to board of directors

Posted on March 04, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Grange Insurance recently announced that Robert J. O’Brien, Michael (Mick) Parrott and Melvin G. Pye, Jr., have been re-elected to the Grange Mutual Casualty Company’s Board of Directors. This announcement was made at the company’s annual policyholders’ meeting Feb. 28.

O’Brien has been a member of the Grange Board of Directors since February of 1995. The retired president of Aqua Perfect of Central Ohio, he earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Niagra University.

Parrott, who most recently served as chairman emeritus, has been part of the Grange Board of Directors since 1984. Currently the chairman of Highmark Technologies LLC, Parrott earned a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College.

Pye is the president and CEO of Fairfax Place, formally known as the Inner City Nursing Home in Cleveland, Ohio, and has served on the board of Grange Mutual Casualty Company since February of 1995. Pye earned a Masters in Education from Cleveland State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Heidelberg College.

“With a combination of more than 60 years of experience with the organization, Bob, Mick and Mel have been an integral part of Grange’s success and growth,” said Tom Welch, Grange President and CEO. “We’re honored that each of them will be able to join us for another term as we continue to solidify our market position and grow the business.”

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About Grange
Grange Insurance, with $2 billion in assets and in excess of $1 billion in annual revenue, is an insurance provider based in Columbus, Ohio. Through its network of independent agents, Grange offers auto, home, life and business insurance protection. Established in 1935, 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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