COLUMBUS, Ohio -- December 10, 2002 -- Elaine Roberts was recently elected to the board of directors of State Auto Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:STFC). Roberts is executive director of the Columbus Airport Authority.
Roberts served as executive director of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation in Warwick, RI, immediately prior to coming to Columbus, and as deputy executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority in Indianapolis, IN, prior to that. She earned a master's degree from the University of Louisville in 1974, followed by a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University in 1981. Roberts is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
State Auto Financial Corporation is a regional property and casualty insurance holding company engaged primarily in writing personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, commercial multi-peril, workers' compensation and fire insurance. The company currently markets its products through more than 22,000 agents associated with approximately 3,500 agencies in 26 states. Products are marketed primarily in the Midwest and Eastern United States, excluding New York, New Jersey and the New England states.