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Central names SVP John White to Board

Central Insurance Companies information

The Central Insurance Companies has announced the appointment of John E. White to the Board of Directors for Central Mutual Insurance and All America Insurance Companies, and the Central Insurex Agency effective Feb. 27. White has also been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Central Insurance Companies.

As senior vice president of information technology, White has accountability for all information technology at Central, including software development, hardware infrastructure and procurement, disaster recovery, and IT operations.

John White
John White

White began his career with Central in 1979 as a computer programmer and was steadily promoted to various positions in the department, including leading the first agency/company interface efforts before being named vice president of information technology in 1999. He is also a member of the Management Committee, Risk Management Committee, and Business Continuity Committee and sits on several external IT advisory committees.  White was also president of the PLANS organization, an industry insurance IT organization in 2002.

A graduate of Rhodes State College with a degree in computer science, White was awarded the 2009 Rhodes State College “Outstanding Alumni Award” for professional excellence, leadership, and service.

In the Van Wert community, White has been a Wee Care Learning Center board member since 1995 and has served as board president, vice president, and secretary. He also served as the capital campaign chairman resulting in the construction of a new community daycare facility for Van Wert County in 2005. White is active on the First United Methodist Church Finance Committee and Administrative Board. He also led capital campaign efforts resulting in the construction of a new tennis complex in Van Wert, as well as being a member of the Van Wert County Tennis Association, where he served on the Construction Committee.

White lives in Van Wert with his wife, Jan. They have two grown children, Kristen and Brad, and one grandson, Elijah, and are expecting their second grandchild soon. In his spare time, White enjoys all types of sports, travel, antiques, and movies.

Central Mutual Insurance Company was founded in Van Wert in 1876. Today the Central Insurance Companies write more than 328,000 auto, home, and business policies in 18 states with regional offices located in Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, and Van Wert. The Central Insurance Companies’ A.M. Best rating is A (Excellent) and has combined assets of over $1 billion.

POSTED: 03/05/15 at 6:18 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News