​Mark R. Lonneman Named President of American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Company

CINCINNATI -- April 5, 2017 -- American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Company (AESLIC), a member of Great American Insurance Group, is pleased to announce Mark R. Lonneman was named President of the Company, succeeding Fred Woebse, who recently retired. Mr. Lonneman will also continue to serve as Divisional President of Great American Insurance Group’s Specialty E&S Division, a role he has held since 2010. He has 40 years of industry experience.

Mr. Lonneman is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

About American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Company

American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Company is a member of the Great American Insurance Group. AESLIC has consistently been one of the most innovative and successful excess and surplus lines writers in the country, providing an excess and surplus facility for brokerage firms that do business on a wholesale basis. AESLIC is an eligible surplus lines insurer in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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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