string(13) "news_articles" State Auto Financial announces death of retired Chairman, President and CEO Robert H. Moone

State Auto Financial announces death of retired Chairman, President and CEO Robert H. Moone


Columbus, Ohio (December 28, 2015) - State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) is saddened to announce its former president, chairman and CEO Robert H. (Bob) Moone died on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. He was 72 years old.

"I was blessed to have gotten to know Bob in recent months," said State Auto Financial President and CEO Mike LaRocco. "Most striking to me was the genuine love and respect shown to him by not only family and friends, but former State Auto colleagues. His commitment and contributions to State Auto will never be forgotten. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Anna, and children, Christine and Craig, and their families."

Moone joined State Auto in 1970 in the commercial underwriting department, four years after receiving a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University. After serving in leadership roles in commercial lines, sales and marketing, Moone became executive vice president of insurance operations in 1993. He was elected president and chief operating officer in 1996, named CEO in 1999 and was elected chairman in 2001. Moone retired in 2006.

In addition to his service on the boards of the Insurance Education Foundation, the Griffith Foundation and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), Moone also served on a number of non-profit community boards including the Salvation Army and the Friends of WOSU.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 OH-37, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to The James Cancer Hospital, OSU, 660 Ackerman Rd., 6th Floor, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218.

About State Auto Financial Corporation
State Auto Financial Corporation, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a super regional property and casualty insurance holding company and is proud to be a Trusted Choice® company partner and one of Forbes' 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies in America. STFC stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, which is a segment of the NASDAQ Global Market with the highest initial listing standards of any exchange in the world.

The insurance subsidiaries of State Auto Financial Corporation are part of the State Auto Group. The State Auto Group markets its insurance products throughout the United States, through independent insurance agencies, which include retail agencies and wholesale 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, Milbank, Meridian Security, Patrons Mutual, Rockhill Insurance, Plaza Insurance, American Compensation and Bloomington Compensation. Additional information on State Auto Financial Corporation and the State Auto Insurance Companies can be found online at