Grange Insurance Names John North President of Commercial Lines, Cheryl McRae Lebens President of Personal Lines

Posted on October 01, 2021

Columbus, OH — Today, Grange Insurance Company announced that John North has been named the company’s President of Commercial Lines and Cheryl McRae Lebens has been named President of Personal Lines, both effective January 1, 2022, as Mike Winner retires at the end of the year after seven years as President of Commercial Lines.

“John has successfully led our personal lines organization for the past six years and has a proven track record for driving business results and managing change for our independent agents,” said Grange Insurance President and CEO John Ammendola. “His experience and expertise will ensure our commercial lines business continues to grow profitably into the future.”

North has more than 25 years of experience in the P&C insurance industry. Prior to joining Grange, he served as a senior vice president for Harleysville Insurance, field vice president for Fireman’s Fund Insurance’s largest region in the country, and assistant vice president for Chubb Insurance’s third largest market. He is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

“With Grange for the past nine years, Cheryl has most recently served as Chief Risk & Strategy Officer playing a critical role in developing the company’s strategic plan for the future,” said Ammendola. “Her previous experience driving strategic decisions for our enterprise as a whole, including both personal and commercial lines, positions her well to lead our personal lines business to even more success.”

With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, McRae Lebens has held various leadership roles in finance, corporate strategy, sales and marketing for Nationwide Insurance in Columbus and Safeco Insurance in Seattle. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington.

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.