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Great American Insurance Group Alternative Markets Division Introduces National Golf and Country Club Program

CINCINNATI – September 15, 2020 – Great American Insurance Group’s Alternative Markets Division is pleased to announce its newest national program, offered in conjunction with VGM Insurance Services. The program focuses on coverages for golf and country clubs across the United States.

The program based out of Waterloo, Iowa, was awarded to Great American effective June 1, 2020. “We are really excited to be teaming up with such an experienced group of specialists. VGM’s subject matter expertise with golf courses and country clubs is going to offer us a tremendous competitive advantage,” stated Rich Suter, Divisional President, Great American Alternative Markets.

VGM Insurance Services has been a recognized leader for 30 years in creating comprehensive insurance and risk management programs for a variety of niche industries.

According to Mike Kloos, President of VGM Insurance Services, “VGM has decades of experience supplying golf and country clubs with the products and services needed to run their business. We are looking forward to a long-term successful relationship with Great American to enhance the specialized risk management services and expertise we offer to our golf industry clients across the U.S.”

Inquiries about VGM Insurance Services golf and country club program may be directed to Brian Thiemer, Program Manager at

About Great American’s Alternative Markets Division

Great American’s Alternative Markets Division offers agents and clients a variety of risk-sharing and traditional program insurance options that support both specialty niche programs as well as generalist businesses. The division’s captive capabilities include Agency, Association and Group captives.

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 indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, broker-dealer and registered investment advisor 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.

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Diane P. Weidner
Great American Insurance Group