Michael Winner joins Grange Insurance as president of commercial lines

Posted on May 16, 2014

Michael Winner, President of Grange Insurance Commercial Lines
Michael Winner

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.

About Grange
Grange Insurance is a regional insurance provider based in Columbus, Ohio. With $2 billion in assets, the company offers auto, home, life and business insurance protection. Grange, and its affiliate Integrity, operates through a network of independent agents in 13 states in the Midwest and South. Grange is in the business of protecting people’s lives when and how they need it. Established in 1935, Grange has grown from rural beginnings to a financially stable enterprise that offers independent agents and policyholders the highest level of service and support. For more information, visit grangeinsurance.com.

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