Safeco Insurance selects Diane Mitchell as regional general manager for California

Seattle, Wash. (Dec. 16, 2011) — Safeco Insurance has selected Diane Mitchell as the company’s new regional general manager for California effective Jan. 2, 2012.

For more than two decades, Mitchell has focused on partnering with Safeco agents to enhance their success in the marketplace.

“Diane has a wealth of experience in the insurance industry,” said John Mileski, senior vice president and manager, Safeco distribution. “With her background in underwriting, claims and customer service, she is uniquely positioned to lead the California Region for Safeco.”

“I look forward to continuing our strong partnerships with California agents,” said Mitchell, who will meet with California agents in the coming months.

During her time at Safeco, Mitchell has held a variety of key roles. Most recently, she led Safeco’s Seattle Underwriting Zone team, where she was responsible for all underwriting operations in support of the Northwest, Mountain and California regions. She also participated on a leadership team tasked with developing and executing regional business plans.

Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Washington State University.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer and the fifth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2015 direct written premium data as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance is ranked 73rd on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2015 revenue.

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