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National Interstate Insurance Company Officer Recipient of 2019 Women in Buses Award

RICHFIELD, OHIO — February 25, 2019 — The American Bus Association (ABA) has honored National Interstate Insurance Company (“National Interstate”) Assistant Vice President and National Marketing Manager, Michelle Wiltgen, as the 2019 Women in Buses Award recipient. The ABA Women in Buses Award recognizes an individual or company who has directly impacted the advancement and promotion of women within and among the motorcoach, tourism and hospitality industry.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the ABA for this award,” said Michelle. “It is not only special to be recognized by an industry that I’ve been involved in for most of my career, but it’s even more special to have been nominated by someone who is both a customer and a friend.”

“I became part of this industry six years ago,” said Kim Grzywacz of CIT Signature Transportation and Michelle’s nominator. “Since then, Michelle is one of the women I have observed to learn how to navigate a predominantly male-dominated industry. She represents the best of her personal brand and the brand of her company, and her hard work and dedication go above and beyond the listed duties of her job. It is Michelle's passion for our industry and her commitment to service that are to be admired and deserving of recognition,” Kim continued.

Throughout her 28-year tenure with National Interstate, Michelle has remained committed to building an insurance experience tailored to the unique needs of its customers through product and trade show marketing. Michelle also cares deeply about training and mentoring young professionals. Mikaela Monteith, a recent college graduate and member of National Interstate’s Passenger transportation team said, “Throughout my time at National Interstate, I have seen how Michelle has made a significant impact on this company, its employees and our customers. Her wisdom and experience taught me the importance of having confidence and putting in hard work – and how to apply those ideas to both my career and personal life.”

Michelle was honored by the ABA during an awards presentation on January 27, 2019.

About National Interstate Insurance

An Insurance Experience Built Around You®

National Interstate offers insurance products and services, including alternative risk transfer programs, focused on the transportation industry. We provide insurance solutions that address the unique needs of our customers, which include passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, Vanliner Insurance Company, National Interstate Insurance Company of Hawaii, Inc., and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best. Founded in 1989, we are headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Kapolei, Hawaii and Fenton, Missouri.

National Interstate is a member of Great American Insurance Group. The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG). AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.


Amanda Genther, Media Relations
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