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Fireman’s Fund Appoints Travis Bethune to Vice President of Distribution Management and Services Leader

NOVATO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company announces the appointment of Travis Bethune to the position of vice president, distribution management and services leader.

In his new role, Bethune will provide strategic and operational direction for the distribution and agency management team. The team is responsible for enhancing agent and broker relationships by driving accountability and alignment, and providing a consistent customer experience. Bethune is based in Fireman’s Fund’s Corporate Office in Novato, CA.

“Travis came to Fireman’s Fund earlier this year and during that short period has demonstrated exemplary leadership,” said Kathleen Zortman, chief field executive at Fireman’s Fund. “With 18 years of marketing, underwriting, operations and training knowledge, Travis brings a full range of successful experiences that will enhance our ongoing efforts to align our people and processes.”

Bethune brings a wealth of broad marketplace experience due to his past underwriting and distribution management positions. He came to Fireman’s Fund as a national broker relationship leader where he influenced the alignment of production and service for global and national brokers. Prior to that he held leadership roles in underwriting, sales, marketing, and distribution at Chubb and in operations and customer service at Travelers.

Bethune holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with a minor in African Studies from St. Lawrence University. He also completed the executive education program at Wharton/INSEAD.

About Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

Founded in 1863, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is a premier property and casualty insurance company providing personal and commercial insurance products backed by industry-leading claims and risk management solutions. Fireman’s Fund is a leader in high-net-worth, entertainment, and green insurance. Fireman’s Fund is a member of the Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest providers of property and casualty insurance, ranked 28th on Fortune’s Global 500 list of the world’s largest corporations. For additional information, visit

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