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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.


Michael E. LaRocco
President and CEO, State Auto Insurance Companies
Chairman, State Auto Financial Corporation

Mike LaRocco was named president and CEO in May 2015, when he was also elected a director of both the State Auto Financial Corporation and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company boards. During 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. Before joining State Auto, LaRocco was president and CEO of AssureStart, a Seattle-based technology startup selling general liability and property insurance to small businesses online.

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James E. Kunk
Chairman, State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company

Jim Kunk, currently president of Huntington Bank’s Central Ohio Region, has been a State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company director since 2006. He’s held several positions with Huntington since joining the bank in 1981, including executive vice president of commercial and retail banking, senior vice president and manager of private banking and vice president of the national banking division. He serves on a number of business and charitable boards, including the Columbus College of Art and Design, Experience Columbus, Franklin County Convention Authority, Ohio Bankers League, Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the Wexner Center Foundation. Kunk is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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