John Ammendola recognized as Smart 50 top executive for the second consecutive year

Posted on November 13, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Grange Insurance President and CEO John Ammendola has been recognized as a 2020 top executive of one of the 50 smartest companies in Columbus, Ohio, by Smart Business Magazine. The Smart 50 Awards honors the top executives for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. This marks the second consecutive year Ammendola has earned a spot on the list.

Since 2014, Smart Business Magazine’s Columbus Smart 50 Awards have recognized top executives of the smartest companies in central Ohio for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. The winners represent a wide range of companies and industries in the central Ohio area and are chosen by a peer-led review panel.

Through its Independent Agents, Grange Insurance continues to experience growth and financial strength while making enormous progress in adopting innovation to move the company forward. Grange’s strong performance has garnered industry recognition, including a spot on the prestigious Ward’s 50 list of top-performing property and casualty companies. When COVID-19 erupted, the company responded effectively, clarifying Grange’s purpose, supporting stakeholders, and reinforcing emotional and organizational resilience. Grange is proudly celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2020 and is focused on the next phase of its strategic journey, allowing the company to continue innovating boldly, growing profitably, and delivering a best in class service experience for its policyholders.

Ammendola, along with the other winners, was honored at a virtual celebration on Thursday, Nov. 5. Smart 50 Awards currently take place in Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh.

To read more about Columbus' 2020 Smart 50 honorees, click here.

About Grange Insurance
Grange Insurance Company, with $3 billion in assets and more than $1.3 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. Life insurance offered by Grange Life Insurance and Kansas City Life Insurance. Grange Insurance Company and its affiliates serve policyholders in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. Learn more about Grange Insurance.