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Main Street America Promotes Dan Gaynor to SVP, Chief Underwriting Officer


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 10:55 am EDT



@msagroupins promotes Dan Gaynor to SVP, chief underwriting officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Main Street America Group has announced the promotion of Dan Gaynor to senior vice president, chief underwriting officer.

In this newly established role, Gaynor, who has been the super-regional property/casualty insurance company’s vice president of commercial lines since 2011, will now oversee commercial lines and personal lines. His responsibilities will include premium growth and profitability for the two product lines, as well as development, management and administration of these functional units and oversight of their respective underwriting operations and policy processing systems.

Gaynor will continue to report to Jeff Kusch, Main Street America’s executive vice president, insurance operations, and remain based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

“Dan has effectively guided our commercial lines unit to sustained growth and profitability since he joined Main Street America six years ago and we will greatly benefit from his expertise and leadership in this expanded role overseeing our two largest profit centers,” Kusch said.

Main Street America’s commercial lines product suite, which includes business owners, artisan contractors, auto, workers’ compensation and umbrella programs, accounts for 55 percent of its $1.1 billion book of business. Personal lines, which includes private passenger auto, homeowners, personal excess liability and umbrella programs, accounts for 30 percent of the organization’s net written premium.

Gaynor joined Main Street America in February 2011 as director, commercial lines product and underwriting, and was promoted to vice president, commercial lines in August 2011. Prior to joining Main Street America, Gaynor was resident vice president at Harleysville Insurance. He has also held leadership positions at Zurich North America, USF&G (a Zurich subsidiary) and Ohio Casualty Group.

Gaynor earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. Additionally, Gaynor is a member of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) board of directors.

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 $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 more than 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 $1.12 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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