Summit Names Christopher Lee Divisional Vice President of IT
LAKELAND, Fla. — December 20, 2018 — Summit, a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance services in the southeastern United States and member of Great American Insurance Group, announced today that Christopher (Chris) Lee has been named Divisional Vice President of IT starting January 1, 2019.
“I am extremely pleased to announce that Chris Lee will assume the role of Divisional Vice President of IT,” says Carol Sipe, Summit Divisional President. “Chris has been an integral part of our technology team for more than 20 years, currently serving as Divisional Assistant Vice President of Development. Chris has demonstrated expertise and leadership, which make me extremely confident in his capabilities.” Mr. Lee will follow in the footsteps of Kelly Stone, who is retiring from the position at the end of this year. Ms. Stone has been a key part of Summit’s significant advancements in technology for more than 30 years.
Mr. Lee currently resides in Lakeland, Florida. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS). He also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
Based in Lakeland, Florida, Summit is a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the southeastern United States, and is a member of 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, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Summit Consulting LLC has offices in Lakeland, Florida, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Gainesville, Georgia. For more information, visit www.summitholdings.com.
About Great American Insurance Group
Summit is a member of 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, fixed-indexed and variable-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, registered investment advisor 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