Press Releases

Fowler and Lewis Join Great American’s Ocean Marine Division

CINCINNATI — May 14, 2020 — Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce that David S. Fowler and Gordon M. Lewis have joined the company in the role of Divisional Vice President within its Ocean Marine Division.

David joins Great American with over 30 years’ experience in the marine insurance industry. He most recently served at a longstanding specialty and standard commercial lines insurer as Senior Vice President of the Pacific region. David will manage Ocean Marine’s West underwriting team and will be responsible for producer relations and overall strategic direction. He is based in San Francisco. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Lynchburg College in Virginia.

Gordon has over 28 years of experience in numerous lines of business within the marine insurance industry. He joins Great American from the North American branch of a large specialty insurance company, where he led their Ocean Marine team for the last eight years as Vice President, Ocean Marine. Gordon will lead the division’s Northeast underwriting team in New York, New York, Windsor, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.

“David and Gordon are well respected in the marine community, and their relationships, skills and leadership will be a great addition to the division’s management team,” said Michael Csorba, Divisional President. “Their expertise supports our specialized focus on the unique needs of marine-based businesses.”

About Great American’s Ocean Marine Division

Great American has been insuring ocean-related businesses since 1962. For over 50 years, its Ocean Marine Division has responded to the special needs of marine-based businesses by developing one of the most extensive selections of Ocean Marine insurance products available from a single carrier. That means the right coverage for every business, from a small resort marina to ocean-going cargo and luxury yachts.

The Ocean Marine Division's specialized focus allows it to support select customer groups with unparalleled experience and expertise, in both underwriting and claims.

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.


Diane P. Weidner
Great American Insurance Group