Press Release

Greg Talbot Promoted to Vice President of Actuarial within Summit

LAKELAND, Fla. – March 16, 2021 – Summit, a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance services in the southeastern United States, is pleased to announce that Greg Talbot has been promoted to vice president of Actuarial.

Mr. Talbot joined Summit as an actuary in 2010, and was responsible for overseeing the rate and reserve adequacy, predictive modeling and internal reporting. He most recently served as assistant vice president of Actuarial for Summit.

“I am proud to announce that Greg’s responsibilities for this crucial function of the company are expanding,” says Carol Sipe, Summit’s president and CEO. “He has demonstrated exceptional analytical skills and statistical data knowledge during his time with Summit, and I am confident he will have a substantial impact on the organization in this role.”

Mr. Talbot earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida in 2003 and attained his credentials as a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2009.

About Summit Consulting LLC (“Summit”)

Based in Lakeland, Florida, Summit is a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the southeastern United States and is a member of Great American Insurance Group. Summit manages the day-to-day operations of five workers’ compensation insurance companies that include its two affiliates, Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company and Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company, and three non-affiliates, BusinessFirst Insurance Company, RetailFirst Insurance Company and Retailers Casualty Insurance Company. Summit provides its comprehensive workers’ compensation insurance services to businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Summit has offices in Lakeland, Florida, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Gainesville, Georgia. For more information, visit  

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 October 28, 2020). 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.


Summit Contact:

Carol Sipe
President and CEO, Summit

Great American Insurance Group Media Contact:

Diane P. Weidner
Vice President, Investor and Media Relations, American Financial Group