BRANCHVILLE, N.J., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI), announces the following officer appointments.
Todd Hoivik to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lines Pricing & Research. Mr. Hoivik joined Selective in June 2016. Prior to that, he served as Second Vice President and Actuary, CASD Predictive Modeling Pricing Team Lead and Second Vice President, Commercial Auto Lead Actuary at Travelers Insurance Group. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in Applied Mathematics, with an emphasis in Statistics, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Hoivik is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
Shadi Albert to Vice President, Director of Field Operations. Mr. Albert joined Selective in April 2013 as Assistant Vice President, Reinsurance and was promoted to Vice President, Commercial Lines Underwriting in 2015. Prior to Selective, he served as Assistant Vice President, Rating Agency & ERM Advisory at Towers Watson. Mr. Albert earned his bachelor's degree in Finance and Risk Management from Temple University Fox School of Business and a master's degree in Finance from Saint Joseph's University Haub School of Business, both in PA. He holds designations as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, an Associate in Reinsurance and an Associate in Risk Management.
John Goodloe to Vice President, Brokerage Underwriting. Mr. Goodloe joined Selective in July 2016. Prior to that, he served as President – Excess and Surplus for XL Caitlin Insurance. Mr. Goodloe earned his bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Arkansas.
James McKeown to Vice President, Mobility. Mr. McKeown joined Selective in June 2016. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director of Enterprise Practices, Tools and Solutions at UnitedHealth Group Company. He earned his bachelor's degree in Business Management from Franklin Pierce University in NH and a Master of Business Administration in International Business from Richmond University School of Business in London, England.
Wesley Riley to Vice President, Field Operations Manager for Selective's Southern Region. Mr. Riley joined Selective in 2000 as an Underwriting Trainee, and since then has held a variety of positions in increasing seniority before becoming Vice President, Underwriting Manager in 2012. Mr. Riley earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in NC and holds designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor and a Certified Risk Manager.
Martine Whitehurst to Vice President, Claims Shared Services. Ms. Whitehurst joined Selective as Assistant Vice President, Regional Claims Manager in 2014. Prior to that, she was an Auto Field Product Line Manager at Travelers Insurance. Ms. Whitehurst earned her bachelor's degree in Business from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Business Administration from James Madison University in VA. She holds several designations, including Senior Claim Law Associate, Casualty Claims Law Associate, Workers Compensation Law Associate and Automobile Claims Law Associate.
Christina Howard to Assistant Vice President, Regional Safety Operations Manager. Ms. Howard joined Selective in 1994 as a Safety Management Specialist and became a Safety Management Supervisor in 2004. Prior to Selective, she was a Loss Control Representative at Continental Insurance. Ms. Howard has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from The College of New Jersey and holds the Associate in Loss Control Management designation.
About Selective Insurance Group, Inc.
Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for ten property and casualty insurance companies rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer standard and specialty insurance for commercial and personal risks, and flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program. Selective maintains a website at www.Selective.com.
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