Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, State Auto Insurance Companies’ primary focus is writing both personal and business insurance. The companies market their products through more than 23,000 independent insurance agents in approximately 3,400 agencies throughout 33 states.
Robert P. Restrepo Jr.
Bob Restrepo has a broad background in the national and regional property casualty insurance industry, carrying with him a strong commitment to the independent agency system. His varied experience includes senior executive roles at Aetna, Travelers, Hanover, and most recently with Main Street America Group in Jacksonville, Fla. A graduate of Yale University, Bob has also served on a number of industry and community boards including the American Insurance Association where he was Chairman in 2003.
Michael E. LaRocco
President and CEO
During Mike LaRocco’s more than 35 years in the property and casualty insurance industry, he’s led large national carriers and formed a technology startup. His insurance career began with management and executive roles at Progressive and GEICO. He joined Safeco Insurance Companies in 2001 to lead their personal lines business and was later named president and COO. In 2008, he was named president and CEO of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. LaRocco most recently served as president and CEO of AssureStart, a Seattle-based technology startup selling general liability and property insurance to small businesses online.