BUCYRUS, OH – Ohio Mutual President & CEO Mark C. Russell announced today that John R. DeLucia, currently Assistant Vice President, Complex Claims with Grange Mutual Casualty Company, will be joining Ohio Mutual as Vice President of Claims Operations, reporting to Vice President of Claims Mike Brogan.
On Thursday, DeLucia announced his retirement from Grange, effective March 31, and will join Ohio Mutual formally on April 17.
“Adding John to our team at this time gives him time to transition into his role as Mike’s successor, when Mike retires next year as planned,” explained Russell. “Over the next year, we’ll have the luxury of benefitting from the knowledge and experience of both Mike and John, while they manage a seamless leadership transition for our claims operation.”
DeLucia has served in several claims roles at Grange over the past 20 years, as Director of Field Claims, AVP of Casualty Claims, and most recently as AVP of Complex Claims. Earlier in his career, John spent seven years managing claims for Anthem Casualty Insurance Group and four years with Progressive Casualty Insurance Company. He earned a B.S. from Miami (OH) University, and became a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in 1992.
He also has a long history of service to the community and insurance industry, having served in roles supporting the United Way, Junior Achievement, local school organizations, and as a board member of the Insurance Institute of Indiana.
“Mike and I share a high opinion of John – both personally and professionally – and we are thrilled that John will be joining the Ohio Mutual family within the next few weeks,” said Russell. “He brings a depth of claims leadership experience to Ohio Mutual, and of equal importance, he is a perfect fit for our unique culture.”
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, founded in 1901 with its home office in Bucyrus, OH, and a regional office in Saco, ME, partners with nearly 400 independent agencies to distribute quality property and casualty insurance products throughout Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Ohio Mutual has maintained a rating of “A / Stable” from A.M. Best Co. since 1993, and was named to the prestigious Ward’s 50 in 2009 ̶2013. Additional company information is available at www.omig.com.
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