Great American Insurance Group Announces Promotions of Senior Executives Within its Property and Casualty Operations

CINCINNATI -- December 13, 2016 -- Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Michael E. Sullivan Jr. has been promoted to Executive Vice President and David L. Thompson Jr. has been promoted to Senior Vice President within its property and casualty (P&C) operations, effective January 1, 2017.

In this expanded role, Mr. Sullivan will serve as the reporting officer for Great American’s Environmental Division, Great American Custom and Great American Professional Risk Insurance Services, in addition to his current reporting responsibilities for Republic Indemnity, Strategic Comp and Summit.

Mr. Sullivan has 25 years of insurance experience. He began his insurance career with Great American’s former commercial division in 1991 as a Workers’ Compensation Product Manager. He left the Company in 1998 in conjunction with the sale of Great American’s Commercial Division to Ohio Casualty Group (now part of Liberty Mutual). While at Ohio Casualty, he held various leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Commercial Lines. He rejoined Great American in 2007, most recently serving as Senior Vice President.

Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Mr. Thompson will assume expanded reporting responsibilities, in addition to his role as reporting officer for Great American’s Specialty Human Services and Trucking Divisions as well as the P&C Group’s Predictive Analytics function. With this promotion, he will also have reporting responsibilities for Great American’s Alternative Markets, Excess Liability and Public Sector Divisions.

Mr. Thompson began his career with Great American in 2006 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the P&C Group, including Divisional President of Great American’s AgriBusiness® Division. He was promoted to Divisional Group President within its P&C operations in 2014.

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 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 May 12, 2016). 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.


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