CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce the promotion of
Anthony (Tony) J. Mercurio and David L. Thompson Jr. to Executive Vice
President of its Property and Casualty Group.
Mr. Mercurio will continue to serve as President & CEO of
National Interstate – a position he has held since 2016. Since joining
National Interstate in 1997, he has held a variety of leadership
positions within the organization. Specifically, Mr. Mercurio led the
acquisition of Vanliner Insurance Company in 2010 and ultimately served
as CEO of that organization. He has 24 years of industry experience.
Mr. Mercurio earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and
Economics from The University of Mount Union and a Master of Business
Administration (MBA) from Cleveland State University.
Mr. Thompson has served as Senior Vice President of Great
American’s P&C Group since 2016. He joined the Company in 2006 and since
that time, has held various positions of increasing responsibility
within the organization, including Divisional President for the
AgriBusiness® Division. Mr. Thompson recently served as
Senior Reporting Officer with responsibility for six P&C businesses,
oversight of the P&C Group’s Predictive Analytics function and the
Dempsey and Siders Agency. He has 13 years of industry experience.
Mr. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and
Economics from Wheaton College.
About Great American Insurance Group
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, registered investment advisors and education markets.
Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or
higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for more than 100 years (most
recent rating evaluation of “A+” (Superior) affirmed August 17, 2018).
The members of 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
under the symbol AFG.
Diane P. Weidner
Great American Insurance Group