Great American Insurance Group Announces the Promotion of Joseph R. Kowaleski to Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
CINCINNATI – September 28, 2023 – Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Joseph (Joe) R. Kowaleski to Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer. Mr. Kowaleski will assume this role effective October 2, 2023. He succeeds James (Jim) R. Niehaus, who will retire in January 2024, after more than 16 years of distinguished service with the company.
Mr. Kowaleski joined the company in 2017 and most recently served as Divisional Senior Vice President overseeing IT infrastructure and corporate applications. In his new role, he will lead IT strategic direction for the company. Prior to joining Great American, Mr. Kowaleski held various IT leadership roles at an American multi-national information technology company.
Mr. Kowaleski earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
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 115 years and is currently rated “A+” (Superior). 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.