State Auto Names Bob Cohen Business Development Director

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The State Auto Insurance Companies announced today that Bob Cohen has been named Business Development Director. Cohen will lead efforts to profitably expand State Auto’s commercial lines book of business.

“Bob has significant experience in underwriting and sales in larger complex accounts, consistent with the risk and account size profile we’re pursuing at State Auto,” said State Auto Vice President, Director of Business Insurance Charlie McShane. “He’s the right person to join our leadership team and help State Auto become an important player in the business insurance marketplace.”

Prior to working at State Auto, Cohen spent his career with Chubb, Royal Sun Alliance and CIGNA. He most recently served as branch vice president for Hanover Insurance.

The State Auto Insurance Companies 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, State Auto Florida, Milbank, Farmers Casualty, Meridian Security, Meridian Citizens Mutual, Beacon National, Beacon Lloyds, Patrons Mutual, Litchfield Mutual Fire, Rockhill Insurance, Plaza Insurance, American Compensation and Bloomington Compensation. Additional information on the State Auto Insurance Companies can be found online at

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