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The Main Street America Group Inducts Four Employees into its Circle of Excellence

Recipients Receive Company’s Highest Honor

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Monday, March 12, 2018 11:13 am EDT

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 12, 2018 -- The Main Street America Group has recognized four employees with the company’s highest honor when they were inducted into its prestigious Circle of Excellence at a recent ceremony at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

This year’s Circle of Excellence honorees are:
Mary Graves, commercial lines underwriting manager, Keene, N.H.
Bill Proulx, claims field unit manager, Auburn, Mass.
Enrique Ramirez, technology architect, Jacksonville, Fla.
Janet Roy, agency service representative, Keene, N.H.

“We define ‘The MSA Experience’ as our distinguishing factor in the marketplace. It’s not “what” we do every day to meet the needs of our customers – but “how” we do it,” said Tom Van Berkel, Main Street America’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Mary, Bill, Enrique and Janet live ‘The MSA Experience’ daily by taking care of our customers better than anyone else. They truly went above and beyond in 2017 and they represent our organization in an extraordinary way.”

The diverse group of winners was selected for their individual accomplishments and significant contributions to the company’s 2017 performance, including ending the year with a surplus (capital) of $1.09 billion. The company also had net premium growth of 13.5 percent and produced record investment returns of $110.9 million.

Established in 1985, Main Street America’s Circle of Excellence is an annual recognition program for employees of the super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier. Circle of Excellence members are nominated by fellow employees and selected by the company’s senior management team for their embodiment of the organization’s core values of ownership, relationships and service. Nearly 250 employees have been inducted into Main Street America’s Circle of Excellence since its founding.

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 eight 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, 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 more than $1.2 billion in premium written exclusively by 3,000 independent insurance agents, the 95-year-old company underwrites over 600,000 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, as well as an “a+” Issuer Credit Rating. The company has $1.09 billion in surplus (capital) and $2.68 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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Mary Graves, commercial lines underwriting manager, Keene, N.H.
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Bill Proulx, claims field unit manager, Auburn, Mass.
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Enrique Ramirez, technology architect, Jacksonville, Fla.
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Janet Roy, agency service representative, Keene, N.H.
 
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