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Randal M. Smith Promoted to Divisional President within Great American’s Property and Casualty Group

CINCINNATI — June 10, 2020 — Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Randal M. Smith to Divisional President within its Trucking Division.

Mr. Smith first joined Great American in 1992. After leaving the company to co-found Transportation Specialists Insurance Agency, he rejoined Great American in 1999 within its Trucking Division. During his career at Great American, Mr. Smith has held numerous leadership roles in various functions, including product and business development, and dealer programs. He brings over 28 years of industry experience to the position, along with expertise in product development and management, distribution channel management and alternative risk transfer.

Mr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Master of Business Administration.

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 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