Jewelers Mutual[R] Group Adds New Member to Board of Directors.

* Jewelers Mutual[R] Group has announced the addition of a new member, Constance Bayne, to its board of directors, effective October 1, 2022.

"We are excited to welcome Connie to our board of directors. She brings strong knowledge of both personal and commercial insurance as well as the processes and systems needed to support them," said Scott Murphy, president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual. "Connies proven track record and progressive approach to insurance products, as well as organizational and talent development is an important addition to our board. As we continue to progress toward serving the jewelry industry in more meaningful ways, Connie will undoubtedly be a valuable contributor."

In addition to Bayne, Jewelers Mutual board members include Alex Barcados, Susan Doyle, Mark Fiebrink, John Green, Patti Griffin, Dione Kenyon (vice chair of the board), Marianne Marck, Scott Murphy (president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual), Terry Murphy, Niveet Nagpal, Robert Reeg (chair of the board), and Craig Underwood.

"While Jewelers Mutual continues to expand our products and services to be at the center of an ever-evolving jewelry industry, Connie's addition to our board provides the know-how and enthusiasm to support our current and future initiatives." said Rob Reeg, chair of the board.

Connie led the profitable growth and retention of a $1.2B book of Safeco Insurance[TM] personal lines and Liberty Mutual" small commercial business across 9 states in the Midwest, prior to taking advantage of Liberty's early retirement offer in April of 2021. By focusing the distribution team on disciplined agency management, Connie helped achieve 26% YOY growth in personal lines new business and 13.4% growth in written premium and moved business lines from consistently missing plan to exceeding plan by 4.6%. She has held multiple leadership roles across all aspects of Liberty's insurance operations. Prior to her role as Midwest Region SVP, she was responsible for executive level partnership, strategic alignment, collaboration and coordination across Liberty's Underwriting...

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