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Élise Spriggs to lead State Auto government relations effort


COLUMBUS, Ohio – July 1, 2011 – Élise Spriggs, a 20-year veteran of Ohio’s legislative and legal communities, today joined the State Auto Insurance Companies as Director of Government Relations.

Since January 2011, Spriggs had served as director of government affairs in Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Office of Health Transformation where she established and managed legislative teams across six cabinet agencies related to health and human services. She also served as lead negotiator on the administration’s $36+ billion biannual Medicaid budget.

Spriggs previously served as director of legislative affairs in the administration of former Ohio Governor Bob Taft and as director of the Columbus law firm Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter. Following her graduation from Wittenberg University and Capital University Law School, Spriggs held legislative affairs positions with the Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes, Ohio Home Builders Association and the Ohio Petroleum Council.

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a super regional property and casualty insurance holding company and is proud to be a Trusted Choice® company partner. State Auto Mutual is part of the State Auto Group. The State Auto Group markets its insurance products in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through independent insurance agencies and brokers. The State Auto Group is rated A (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company and includes State Automobile Mutual, State Auto Property & Casualty, State Auto Ohio, State Auto Wisconsin, State Auto Florida, Milbank, Farmers Casualty, Meridian Security, Meridian Citizens Mutual, Beacon National, Beacon Lloyds, Patrons Mutual, Litchfield Mutual Fire, Rockhill Insurance, Plaza Insurance, American Compensation and Bloomington Compensation. Additional information on the State Auto Group can be found online at http://www.StateAuto.com/.


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