COLUMBUS, Ohio – October 2, 2008 – Peter S. Valentine has been elected assistant secretary by the boards of directors of State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company and State Auto Property and Casualty Insurance Company.
Valentine, 43, joined the State Auto Insurance Companies in 2004 as an actuary, and currently serves as manager of business insurance actuarial. Valentine previously served Zurich North American and Royal & SunAlliance in various actuarial roles after receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Valentine is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He volunteers as a tutor at State Auto’s adopted school, Deshler Elementary in Columbus, and with Project Mentor, which focuses on the academic, social and emotional development of children in the Columbus City Schools.
The State Auto Insurance Companies, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, are engaged primarily in writing personal and business insurance products exclusively through approximately 3,400 independent insurance agencies in 33 states and are proud to be a Trusted Choice® company partner. The State Auto Insurance Companies include State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, which 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.