CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffrey (Jeff) Cruey to Divisional President of its Specialty Property and Casualty AgriBusiness® Division. Mr. Cruey joined the Company in 2011 as a Divisional Senior Vice President within the Specialty Human Services (SHS) Division where he managed the Underwriting, Marketing and Operations functions.
Prior to joining Great American, Mr. Cruey was formerly the Vice President of Commercial Lines at Ohio Casualty Insurance/Liberty Mutual Agency Markets. He has more than 30 years of underwriting, product development and management experience in property and casualty insurance operations.
Mr. Cruey has a Master of Science Degree with a major in Risk Management from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management from the University of Cincinnati. He has earned a CPCU designation, as well as several other industry designations.
Great American’s AgriBusiness® Division has been insuring farm and ranch operations for over 100 years. The Division specializes in coverage for full-time operating farms and ranches and agricultural operations. Its product line includes a farm/ranch package (AgriPak), auto and umbrella (AgriGuard®), a specialized agricultural package product (AgriPro®) for commercial agricultural operations, and specialized programs and coverages for dairy farms (DairyPak®), seed merchants, hog confinement operations and vegetable farms.
Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for over 100 years (most recent rating evaluation of “A+” (Superior) as of February 21, 2014). The members of the Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol AFG.