Press Release

Summit Names Paul Marks Senior Vice President of its Southeast Region

LAKELAND, Fla. – June 3, 2024 – Summit, a leading regional provider of workers’ compensation insurance services, is pleased to announce that Paul Marks has been named senior vice president of the company’s Southeast Region, effective June 1, 2024.

Mr. Marks has been a vital part of the Summit team since 2002, when he joined the company as an agency executive in the Sales department. He has held roles of increased responsibility, serving as a Loss Prevention manager from 2007 to 2015 and assistant vice president of Sales for Summit’s Southeast Region from 2015 to 2020. Mr. Marks most recently served as vice president of Sales.

“I am excited that Paul will be assuming this important role in the organization,” says James Wood, Summit’s president and CEO. “His leadership experience and the vast industry knowledge gained over his years with Summit have prepared him well for this new position.”

Mr. Marks’ educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts in Risk Management and Insurance from Eastern Kentucky University, as well as Associate in Underwriting (AU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations.

About Summit

Based in Lakeland, Florida, Summit is a leading regional provider of workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the United States and is a member of Great American Insurance Group. Summit manages the day-to-day operations of six workers’ compensation insurance companies that include its three affiliates, Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company, Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company and Bridgefield Indemnity 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, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Summit has offices in Lakeland, Florida, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Gainesville, Georgia. For more information, visit www.summitholdings.com.

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 specialized commercial products for businesses. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for over 115 years and is currently rated “A+” (Superior). 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.

Contacts

Summit Contact:

James Wood
President and CEO, Summit

Great American Insurance Group Media Contact:

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

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