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Vanliner Insurance Company Promotes Colleen F. Shepherd to President

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

October 07, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

RICHFIELD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vanliner Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Interstate Insurance Company, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Colleen F. Shepherd to President. Ms. Shepherd joined Vanliner in 2008 as a Claims Attorney, and most recently served as Vice President of Claims and Loss Control. Ms. Shepherd serves on the senior leadership team for National Interstate and during her 13 years of service, her contributions have extended well beyond her defined roles. She is active in several industry practice groups, including USLAW Network’s Transportation Practice Group, the Trucking Industry Defense Association, and the Defense Research Institute.

Ms. Shepherd earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law. She is a member of the Virginia and Missouri Bar Associations.

“Colleen’s deep knowledge and passion for the transportation industry has been pivotal to Vanliner’s success. Her promotion to President is a wonderful example of the Company’s strong commitment to talent development and succession planning, and I am pleased to announce her new responsibilities,” commented Tony Mercurio, President and CEO of National Interstate and Executive Vice President of Great American Insurance Group.

About Vanliner Insurance Company Vanliner Insurance Company is a premier provider of insurance products and services tailored to meet the unique needs of the moving and storage, parcel delivery, and home delivery industries. Headquartered in Richfield, Ohio, Vanliner is licensed in all 50 states and rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Company (rating affirmed January 28, 2021).

Vanliner is a subsidiary of National Interstate Insurance Company, a specialty property and casualty insurer focused on the transportation industry with an emphasis on alternative risk transfer insurance programs. National Interstate is a member of Great American Insurance Group. The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG). AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AFG.

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Contacts National Interstate Contact: Susan Haas Media Relations 800-929-1500 Ext. 5591 Great American Insurance Group Media Contact: Diane P. Weidner Vice President, Investor and Media Relations, American Financial Group 513-369-5713


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