Kenneth R. Bearley Promoted to Divisional Executive Vice President within Great American’s Property and Casualty Group
CINCINNATI — April 8, 2020 — Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Kenneth (Ken) R. Bearley to Divisional Executive Vice President within its Bond Division.
Ken joined Great American in 1994 as an underwriter in the Bond Division’s Pittsburgh office and transferred to the Cincinnati home office in 2009. He has served in various leadership roles with increasing responsibility, including overseeing contract surety written for all offices east of the Mississippi River. In his new role, Ken will expand his duties to oversee all contract surety written in the United States and Europe.
Ken earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Queens University of Charlotte.
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 indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, broker-dealer, registered investment advisor and education markets. 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 September 11, 2019). 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