Great American Insurance Group Announces the Promotion of Barrett F. Leahy to President of Mid-Continent Group

CINCINNATI – January 5, 2022 – Great American Insurance Group announces the promotion of Barrett (Barry) F. Leahy to President of its subsidiary, Mid-Continent Group, effective immediately.

Mr. Leahy joined Great American in 2008. During his tenure, he has held various positions of increased responsibility, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Underwriting and Marketing for Mid-Continent Group. Mr. Leahy brings over 30 years of experience to the position with expertise in business development and underwriting.

Mr. Leahy graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from National Louis University. In addition, Mr. Leahy holds the following professional designations: Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

The Mid-Continent Group of Great American Insurance offers a broad range of products for industries including commercial and residential contractors (including general contractors), energy contractors, as well as Railroad Protective.

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 specialized commercial products for businesses. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for more than 110 years (most recent rating evaluation of “A+” (Superior) affirmed December 3, 2021). 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, IRC
Vice President, Investor & Media Relations
American Financial Group, Inc.