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Central promotes Etzler to vice president

VW independent/submitted information

The Central Insurance Companies has announced the promotion of Scott Etzler, MBA, CPCU, to vice president of risk management, effective February 26.

Scott Etzler
Scott Etzler

In his new position, Etzler’s responsibilities include chairing the Risk Management Committee, managing Central’s Innovation Team, directing the company’s reinsurance programs, and coordinating its compliance with the Ohio Department of Insurance. He will also assist with the continuity phase of Central’s Disaster Recovery Plan.

A graduate of Indiana Institute of Technology and the University of Saint Francis, Etzler joined Central in 2004 in the Facilities Department. He played a key role in Central’s building project over the next four years, first as facilities specialist and then as facilities manager.

He joined Home Office Commercial Lines Underwriting as a construction specialist in 2009 and was promoted to risk manager in 2010. Most recently, Etzler was promoted to risk management director in 2015.

Etzler is currently a trustee for the Business Development Corporation (BDC) and an adjunct instructor at Indiana Tech. In the past, he has served on the Executive Committee for the YMCA and on the Executive Committee as board president for the United Way of Van Wert County. Etzler also served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Van Wert County, the Indiana Tech Alumni Association, and the Crestview Athletic Boosters Club.

He attends LifeHouse Church and serves on the Building Committee. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

Central Mutual Insurance Company was founded in Van Wert, Ohio in 1876. Today the Central Insurance Companies write more than 350,000 auto, home, and business policies in 20 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: 03/04/16 at 9:03 am. FILED UNDER: Business