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The Main Street America Group Appoints Anne Bastian as National Account Executive


Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:35 pm EST



@msagroupins appoints Anne Bastian national account executive in field ops

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/casualty insurance company, has announced the appointment of Anne Bastian to national account executive, a newly established role within the company’s field operations division.

In this capacity, Bastian, who has served as a Main Street America field marketing representative since 2008, will be the primary marketing contact for the carrier’s largest multi-region accounts and also spearhead national account business development and agent sales incentive programs.

Bastian is based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., and reports to Jeff Kusch, Main Street America’s executive vice president, insurance operations.

“Anne has played a key role in the sustained success of our Northeast Region during her tenure serving our Downstate New York independent agent-customers and we are very pleased to have her join our home office team,” Kusch said. “In her new role, Anne will be responsible for driving profitable growth with her customers and ensure these independent agencies meet their Main Street America production plans.”

Bastian has nearly 25 years of property/casualty industry experience. Prior to joining Main Street America in 2006 as a senior commercial lines underwriter, she was a licensed independent insurance agent in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Bastian earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of the Saint Rose, Albany, N.Y, and holds a property/casualty license, as well as a life and health insurance license, in New York State.

About The Main Street America Group

With roots dating back to 1923, The Main Street America Group is a mutual insurance holding company which writes business through its nine property/casualty insurance carriers: NGM Insurance Company, Old Dominion Insurance Company, Austin Mutual Insurance Company, Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company, Main Street America Assurance Company, Great Lakes Casualty Insurance Company, MSA Insurance Company, Main Street America Protection Insurance Company and Spring Valley Mutual Insurance Company. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Main Street America offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance, as well as fidelity and surety bond products, to individuals, families and businesses throughout the United States.

With nearly $1.1 billion in premium written exclusively by 3,000 independent insurance agents, the 94-year-old company underwrites over 500,000 property/casualty policies in 37 states, as well as 50,000 bonds in 47 states and the District of Columbia. A.M. Best Company rates The Main Street America Group with an "A" (Excellent) Financial Strength Rating, with a Stable Outlook, and an “a+” Issuer Credit Rating. The company has $1.1 billion in surplus (capital) and $2.6 billion in total assets.

Main Street America is the founding company partner of Trusted Choice®, the global branding program of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Main Street America is also a founding company partner of the TrustedChoice.com agent referral platform and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center. For more information about Main Street America, please visit our newsroom at news.msagroup.com or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MainStreetAmerica.

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The Main Street America Group has appointed Anne Bastian as national account executive, a new role within the property/casualty insurance company's field operations division. (Photo: Business Wire)
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