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Great American’s Specialty Human Services Employee Achieves Prominent Organizational Abuse Prevention Designation

CINCINNATI — April 21, 2020 — Great American Insurance Group’s Specialty Human Services Division congratulates Jared Bishop on his recent designation as a Certified Praesidium GuardianTM (CPG) from Praesidium Guardian. Bishop, who serves as Specialty Human Services’ Director of Risk Management, joins a national community of “boots-on-the-ground” experts focused on organizational abuse prevention.

Jared Bishop

“Specialty Human Services is dedicated to protecting those who improve our community,” said Kevin Duke, Divisional Senior Vice President, Great American Specialty Human Services. “Jared has an unwavering commitment to uphold the highest standards in organizational abuse prevention and lead our division’s risk management efforts to better serve our clients. I congratulate him on receiving this prestigious designation.”

Bishop’s robust coursework included integrating safeguarding initiatives across multiple divisions of Great American Insurance Group and on behalf of various Specialty Human Services’ customers. Specific projects included revisions to Great American’s risk assessment tools and training focused on building empathy, uncovering creative solutions to support customers and reinforcing a commitment to safety.

“Praesidium is proud to announce our newest CPG, Jared Bishop of Great American’s Specialty Human Services,” said Candace Collins, Director of Strategic Alliances at Praesidium. “Jared is a true example of a torch-bearer for change, and we are excited to welcome him into the Certified Praesidium Guardian community.”

Specialty Human Services is focused on optimizing nonprofit and service organizations’ risk control processes, expanding existing and future abuse prevention resources for customers and exploring ways to incentivize customers that meet or exceed abuse prevention best practices. Specialty Human Services has strategically expanded its risk management services to meet the evolving needs of insureds.

To learn more about the Praesidium Guardian Certification, visit

About Great American Specialty Human Services

Since 1980, Great American’s Specialty Human Services Division (SHS) manages Great American’s insurance program for social service agencies and nonprofit organizations. The SHS Division’s Claims, Loss Control, Marketing and Underwriting personnel work hand-in-hand to offer unmatched service and comprehensive coverage to nearly 16,000 nonprofit and service organizations. Agents and insured organizations have come to rely on Great American’s Specialty Human Services for exemplary customer service, expanded program eligibility, an innovative product portfolio and comprehensive beyond-the-policy services, such as dedicated claims, risk management, training, marketing and sales management.

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, registered investment advisor and education 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 Media Relations