Press Release

Kellie S. Chaloupka Promoted to Vice President of Claims within Summit

LAKELAND, Fla. – August 23, 2021 – Summit Consulting LLC (“Summit”), a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the southeastern United States, announced today that Kellie S. Chaloupka has been promoted to a vice president of Claims.

Ms. Chaloupka joined Summit as a field claims adjustor in 2005. She transitioned to an agency executive in the Sales department in 2011 and returned to the Claims department in 2018. Ms. Chaloupka has held roles of increasing leadership, most recently serving as assistant vice president of Claims for Summit’s Southeast Region.

“I am extremely pleased to announce that Kellie will be assuming more responsibility for this important part of the organization,” says Carol Sipe, Summit’s president and CEO. “With an extensive knowledge of claims, sales experience and strong leadership skills, I am confident in her ability to guide this critical area.”

“Kellie’s expertise will serve her well as she helps move our Claims operations forward,” says Darin Grimm, vice president of Claims and Medical Management. “Her focus on building relationships and operational discipline, along with her true care and concern for people, will help with the organization’s continued success.”

Ms. Chaloupka earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Central Arkansas. Her professional designations include Associate in Claims (AIC) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). She also served on the board of directors for the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame from 2015 to 2017.

About 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 the 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 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.


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