COLUMBUS, Ohio – September 4, 2007 – Rubesh Jacobs has been been elected assistant vice president by the board of directors of Columbus-based State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company.
Jacobs recently joined State Auto as planning director after serving as a consultant at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants in Chicago. From 2000 to 2006, he served in a number of capacities with Nationwide, including vice president and chief operating officer of BlueSpark, LLC; strategy and innovation officer of Nationwide Strategic Investments; IT process and governance director for Nationwide Corporate; and global IT manager for Nationwide Global holdings.
“Rubesh has a very well-rounded background that I’m confident will prove valuable as we move forward with our strategic endeavors,” said Vice President, Director of Strategy and Organization Effectiveness Lori Siegworth. “His understanding of the insurance industry, along with a proven track record in implementing strategic change, will make Rubesh an important member of our leadership team.”
Jacobs is a magna cum laude graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and holds an MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He has participated in executive education at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the MIT Sloan School of Business.
The State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company is a super regional property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The company markets its personal and business insurance products exclusively through approximately 3,200 independent insurance agencies in 29 states, and is proud to be a Trusted Choice© company partner. State Auto Mutual is one of only 14 companies to be rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company every year since 1954. Additional information can be found online at StateAuto.com.