MONTEREY, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has announced the appointment of Bruce Ostrem as the Regional Field Executive — Southern California. As the company continues to grow its personal, commercial and agriculture business, CIG created the new Southern California region, consisting of Ventura, Anaheim and San Diego territories, in order to provide greater autonomy and decision making authority in the field. CIG recruited Ostrem, a former Regional Marketing and Underwriting Manager, and Branch Vice President with more than 35 years of insurance experience, for the new executive position.
"The restructuring and creation of this new region is indicative of CIG's very positive growth and expansion. To that end, this new position allows greater access and service for our agency partners — creating a win-win for policy clients," said Arne Chatterton, Vice-President of Field Operations and Business Relations for CIG. "Bruce brings a legacy of sound leadership and a balanced blend of underwriting and marketing experience to CIG, as well as a wealth of California marketplace knowledge."
Ostrem is a seasoned insurance professional with extensive experience in personal and commercial lines as well as in marketing. Most recently, he spent three years in Washington State as a Vice President position overseeing the largest West Coast Agricultural book of business written by QBE (formerly Unigard). He also managed QBE's West Coast Small Business Underwriting Department, QBE's West Coast Processing Department, and a team of commercial lines middle market underwriters. He is a graduate of the University of Denver with degrees in education, communication, and accounting.
About Capital Insurance Group
Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than-115-year-old company is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visit www.CIGinsurance.com
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