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Rick Ringenwald Named Divisional Vice President at Great American Insurance Group

CINCINNATI — January 29, 2019 — Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Rick Ringenwald as Divisional Vice President of its Environmental Division. In his role, Mr. Ringenwald will serve as a member of the Executive Underwriting team where he will work with and support the overall strategic business of the Division. Mr. Ringenwald joins Great American from Willis Tower Watson, where he served as Executive Vice President and Regional Team Leader in its Environmental Practice Group.

Mr. Ringenwald earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Environmental Health from Temple University. He brings over 20 years of environmental experience to Great American.

“With his wealth of industry knowledge and professional experience, Rick brings valuable skills and a unique perspective on the environmental insurance market that will be a welcomed addition to the Division,” said Barry Geisler, Divisional Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer.

About Great American’s Environmental Division

Great American Insurance Group’s Environmental Division provides a comprehensive portfolio of environmental insurance products to a broad array of industries. All products can be customized to address the specific risks and exposures of the client. Products include: Premises Environmental Liability Insurance, Indoor Air Quality and Mold Liability Insurance, Contracting Services Environmental Liability Insurance, Contracting Services Project Specific Environmental Liability Insurance, Professional and Contracting Services Environmental Liability Insurance, Excess Environmental Liability Insurance, and Closure and Post-Closure Financial Assurance. Environmental insurance products are written by one of Great American Insurance Group’s surplus lines insurance subsidiaries. Surplus lines insurance may not be available in all jurisdictions. This is not intended as a solicitation or offer to sell an insurance product in a jurisdiction in which the solicitation, offer, sale or purchase thereof would be unlawful. Coverage description is summarized. Refer to the actual policy for a full description of applicable terms, limits and exclusions.

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 fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, registered investment advisors and education markets. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for more than 100 years (most recent rating evaluation of “A+” (Superior) affirmed August 17, 2018). 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