Massachusetts-based Insurance Company Expands Its Presence in the West

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The Hanover Insurance Group, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance products headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts, today announced that it is expanding to a second region in the Western United States.

The Hanover launched its presence in the West in late 2009, led by Regional President John Casper. Since then, Casper and his team have established relationships with leading agents and brokers in local markets throughout the West, while building a book of commercial business that is approaching $400 million.

The company's Western states will be allocated among two regions. Casper will continue to lead the West Region states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

The newly created Pacific Region will be lead by David Kuhn, who has joined The Hanover as regional president. This new territory includes branch offices in Northern California, Southern California, Oregon and Washington.

National Capabilities and Local Responsiveness

Through the support of even more local decision makers in the West, The Hanover hopes to further help its agent partners to identify an increasing number of growth opportunities in these markets. With this in mind, Casper and Kuhn will continue to lead efforts to build deeper, productive agent partnerships, and to help the company's agent partners take full advantage of The Hanover's commercial lines portfolio.

Kuhn also will continue to build-out the company's strong, talented field team in the newly-defined region.

Kuhn went to The Hanover from QBE Insurance where he served as business practice leader and before that, he held senior management positions at Bank of America Insurance Group, Countrywide Insurance Group; and served as regional president at St. Paul Companies' Pacific and California Regions.

The Hanover Insurance Group has been in business for 160 years. It is ranked among the top 25 property and casualty companies in the United States.

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