Veteran D.C. Lobbyist Matt Gannon Named Head of Federal Affairs for Farmers Insurance Gannon to Replace Mike Moran, Who Has Taken a Lobbying Position at Zurich North America

LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran Washington, D.C. lobbyist, Matt Gannon, has been named Head of Federal Affairs at Farmers Insurance, Dan Dunmoyer, Head of Government and Industry Affairs for Farmers Insurance has announced. Gannon replaces Mike Moran, who recently left Farmers to take a position with Zurich North America as Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs. 

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Gannon joins Farmers Insurance after almost three years with the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) where he served as NAMIC's lead federal lobbyist for property and casualty insurance and related issues.   

"We are extremely excited that Matt is joining the Farmers Government and Industry Affairs team; and we wish Mike Moran well in his new endeavor," said Dunmoyer. "Matt comes on board at a time when Farmers and our industry face an expanding regulatory role of the federal government in all types of financial services. We look forward to Matt's advocacy and leadership in Washington as Farmers and our industry confront new challenges and move our organization forward at the federal level."

Earlier in his career, Gannon served as a campaign fundraising director at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC); and following his stint at the NRCC, he oversaw lobbying and related political activities at the American Financial Services Association.

"Farmers Insurance is an outstanding organization with a great national reputation and I look forward to being a part of such a fine team," Gannon said.  "I appreciate this wonderful opportunity and the challenges ahead."

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Gannon has an undergraduate degree from James Madison University and an MBA from Georgetown University. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and twin daughters.

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manages the non-claims insurance operations of the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc. is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

Contact: Mark Toohey
Head of Media Relations
Farmers Insurance
(805) 907-2216

SOURCE Farmers Insurance



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