Seattle, Wash. (Oct. 22, 2012) – Safeco Insurance has appointed Kevin Link as regional general manager for its Central Region effective Oct. 22. He will replace Rich Meuret, who will serve as president for the Southwest Region in the Business Insurance group of Liberty Mutual.
Kevin has more than 22 years of experience with Safeco and most recently served as the region vice president for Kansas and Missouri with America First Insurance, a Liberty Mutual company.
“Kevin has extensive industry experience and is very familiar with the central region states from his time with America First,” said John Mileski, senior vice president and manager for Safeco distribution. “His background in agency development, underwriting and field management provides a solid foundation for furthering the success of agents in the region. Kevin’s prior experience at Safeco and his deep understanding of agents’ businesses will make his transition seamless and allow him to build partnerships immediately.”
“I look forward to returning to the Safeco organization and once again developing strong relationships with agents,” said Link. “My goal is to actively identify their needs and form a close working partnership to set them up for success.”
Link holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Joseph’s College in Indiana.
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 global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2012 revenue.
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