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Our Communities. Our Commitment.

At State Auto, we believe a culture where local community involvement is supported and encouraged is important to your overall well being. Investing in your local communities is investing in your future. In addition to the many State Auto associates who participate in runs, walks, tutoring programs and fund raisers, dozens of our associates volunteer on boards and committees that support community and industry organizations.

The arts  

The Arts - From the local ballet to the orchestra to the largest children’s museum in the world.  State Auto associates believe that art astonishes, empowers, inspires, teaches, motivates-touching lives for the better.

BalletMet Columbus - Clyde Fitch, Chief Sales Officer
Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Keith Iler, VP/Director Personal Insurance
Columbus College of Art & Design - Bob Restrepo, Chairman & CEO
Columbus Museum of Art - Steve English, VP/Chief Financial Officer 
Columbus Symphony - Joel Brown, VP/Standard Lines
Franklin Park Conservatory - Lori Siegworth, VP/Chief Strategy & Organization Effectiveness Officer
Jazz Arts Group of Columbus - Win Logan, Emeritus (retiree)
Lincoln Theatre - Errica Rivera, Community Relations Officer
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra - Lyle Rhodebeck, VP/Director-Operation Effectiveness
Thurber House - Steve Miller, AVP-Specialty Claims Manager
WOSU Public Media - Joel Brown - VP/Standard Lines

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Human Services -
Organizations that provide human services help people improve the quality of life for themselves and their families are vital to the wellbeing of our communities. We support these organizations that also help build independence and provide resources and opportunities for those in need.

Central Ohio American Charities - Larry Williams, VP/Director - Middle Market Operations
Central Ohio American Charities - Steve Blankenship, AVP/Risk Control Services
Columbus Big Brothers/Big Sisters - John Petrucci, VP/Sales
Columbus Council on World Affairs - Amrin Singh, AVP/Operations
Faith Mission - Leo Genders, AVP/IT Director
Families First - Steve Hazelbaker, VP/Director-Corp Enterprise Risk Management
Goodwill Columbus - Jean Reynolds, VP/Director-Budgeting and Planning
Grand Slam Foundation - Larry Williams, VP/Director-Middle Market Operations
Julian Center - Ben Blackmon, Regional President - Midwestern Region
Law Enforcement Foundation - Joel Brown, VP/Standard Lines
Lutheran Social Services - Leo Genders - AVP/IT Director
Northwest Texas Council of Boy Scouts of America - Lyndell Haigood, RVP-Personal Insurance
Salvation Army of Central Ohio - Paul Nordman - VP/Reinsurance
School Employees Retirement System - Nancy Edwards, VP/CSO/Continuity Planning
The Breathing Association - Lyle Rhodebeck, VP/Director - Operation Effectiveness

local community development

Local Community Development
- Our leaders are passionate about our community. We support organizations that make our local communities a great place to live, work and play.

Capital University Alumni Board - Kyle Anderson, AVP/Director Corporate Communication
Columbus City Chamber - Bob Restrepo, Chairman & CEO
Columbus Downtown Development Corp Board - Bob Restrepo, Chairman & CEO
Discovery Special Improvement District - Win Logan, AVP Community Relations
Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts - Cindy Powell, VP/Chief Accounting Officer/Treasurer
Friends of the Topiary Park - Doug Allen, VP/Director - Information Technology
Junior Achievement of Central Ohio - Mike Rowe, Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp - Kim Bailey, IT Manager II
Near North Development Corporation (Indianapolis) - Adam Dopps, Regional Financial Officer
Ohio Chamber of Commerce - Clyde Fitch, Chief Sales Officer
The Columbus Partnership - Bob Restrepo, Chairman & CEO
University of North Texas - Gerald Ladner, Regional President - Western Region


Industry -
 We are committed to organizations in the insurance industry that protect the interest of policyholders and agents.

Advisory Board LexisNexis Insurance Exchange - Clyde Fitch, Chief Sales Officer
Arizona Chapter of the CPCU Society - Tim Goeller, RVP-Business Insurance
Arizona Insurance Council - Tim Goeller, RVP-Business Insurance
Association of Fire and Casualty Companies of Texas - Lyndell Haigood, RVP - Personal Insurance
Baltimore Insurance Roundtable - Charlie McShane, Regional President - Eastern Region
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society - Bob Restrepo, Chairman & CEO
Columbus Bar Foundation - Jay Yano, VP/Secretary/General Counsel
Eastern Kentucky University Risk Management Board - Bob Braun, RVP-Personal Insurance
Griffith Insurance Education Foundation - Jay Yano, VP/Secretary/General Counsel
Indiana Insurance Institute - Ben Blackmon, Regional President Midwestern Region
Insurance Council of Texas - Lyndell Haigood, RVP - Personal Insurance
Insurance Information Institute - Bob Restrepo, Chairman & CEO
InVEST - Lori Siegworth, VP/Chief Strategy & Organization Effectiveness Officer
Kentucky Insurance Workforce Development Foundation - Bob Braun, RVP Personal Insurance
Maryland Chapter CPCU Society - Mark Roso, RVP - SAMMI
Middle Tennessee State University Insurance Liaison Committee - George Furlong, Regional President - Southern Region
Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited - Bob Restrepo, Chairman & CEO
Ohio Fair Plan - Gene Roberts AVP/Director-Claims Operations
Ohio Insurance Guarantee Association - Steve Hunckler, VP/Chief Claims Officer
Ohio Insurance Institute - Steve Hunckler, VP/Chief Claims Officer
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America - Bob Restrepo, Chairman & CEO
Property Loss Research Bureau Advisory Board -  Gene Roberts AVP/Director-Claims Operations
Southwestern Insurance Information Services - Lyndell Haigood RVP - Personal Insurance
Texas Risk Management & Insurance Professionals - Gerald Ladner, Regional President Western Region
Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association - Gerald Ladner, Regional President Western Region

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