Press Release

Kenneth R. Bearley Promoted to Divisional President within Great American’s Property & Casualty Group

CINCINNATI – January 19, 2021 – Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Kenneth (Ken) R. Bearley to Divisional President within its Property & Casualty Group’s Bond Division.

Mr. Bearley joined Great American in 1994 as an underwriter in the Bond Division’s Pittsburgh office. He became a Bond Manager and then Director before transferring to Cincinnati and has served in various leadership roles with increasing responsibility. In his most recent role as Divisional Executive Vice President, he oversaw all contract surety business written in the United States and Europe.

Mr. Bearley earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Queens University of Charlotte.

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 20, 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.


Diane P. Weidner, IRC
Vice President, Investor & Media Relations
American Financial Group, Inc.