The St. Paul Creates New England Territory and Appoints Michael G. Connor as Regional Executive.Business Editors
SAINT PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2003
The St. Paul Companies (NYSE NYSE
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4. ) today announced the creation of a new regional territory to address the business growth and distribution opportunities in the New England corridor. This new region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire New Hampshire, one of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (S), Vermont, with the Connecticut R. forming the boundary (W), the Canadian province of Quebec (NW), and Maine and a short strip of the Atlantic Ocean (E). , Rhode Island Rhode Island, island, United States
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"We see many growth opportunities for our commercial insurance business within the New England and Northeast regions," said Dennis Crosby, president--Commercial Middle Market. "We want to capitalize on these opportunities and strengthen our relationships with our agents and brokers in these areas. By appointing an additional regional executive to the area and providing more focus on our distribution force, we plan to grow our book of commercial business within these regions."
Conner, a native of New England, is new to The St. Paul and has nearly 20 years' experience in the insurance industry, including extensive experience in commercial lines management, underwriting, marketing and business development. He came to The St. Paul from the Kemper Insurance Companies. At Kemper, he served in branch management capacities, most recently as Southeastern Regional Vice President based in Atlanta.
The St. Paul Companies is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minn., and provides commercial property-liability insurance and asset management services. The St. Paul reported 2002 revenue from continuing operations of $8.9 billion and total assets of $39.9 billion. This year marks its 150th anniversary. For more information about The St. Paul and its products and services, visit the company's Web site, www.stpaul.com.