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Great American Insurance Group Announces the Retirement of Michael D. Pierce, Senior Vice President

CINCINNATI – December 7, 2021 – Great American Insurance Group announces the retirement of Michael (Mike) D. Pierce, Senior Vice President within its Property & Casualty Group, effective December 31, 2021.

Mr. Pierce has 40 years of industry experience and 35 of those years were spent at Great American. In 1986, he joined Great American’s Executive Liability Division as a Senior Underwriter and held various leadership roles within the division, ultimately serving as its President.

In 2005, Mr. Pierce was promoted to Senior Vice President of Great American Insurance Company and assumed reporting officer responsibilities. During his 16-year tenure in this role, he worked closely with numerous business divisions while working on acquisition opportunities and developing the next generation of the Company’s leaders.

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 specialized commercial products for businesses. 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 January 28, 2021). 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, IRC
Vice President, Investor & Media Relations
American Financial Group, Inc.