Patrick Smyth Joins Summit as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

LAKELAND, Florida, January 24, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Summit Consulting LLC (“Summit”), a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the Southeastern United States, today announced that Patrick Smyth was named senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer.

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Patrick Smyth joined Summit as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. (Photo: BusinessWire)

Mr. Smyth brings to Summit a wealth of P&C insurance knowledge and financial leadership experience, having held senior positions as a finance executive at Liberty Mutual and most recently as a Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. “I am extremely pleased to announce that Patrick has assumed responsibility for this critical area of ​​the business,” said Carol Sipe, President and CEO of Summit. “He is a valuable addition to our team.”

Patrick Smyth succeeds Dave Conway who recently announced his planned retirement in March 2022. “Dave joined Summit in 2004 and has had a positive impact on all aspects of the organization with his deep financial knowledge and strong leadership,” shares Carol Sipe.

Mr. Conway adds, “One of the things that helped me move forward into retirement was the ability to attract a quality candidate to Summit. I have known Patrick for almost 20 years and I am convinced that his combination of education, experience and interpersonal skills allow him to contribute greatly to the success of the organization. »

Mr. Smyth holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and General Management from Boston University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

About the Summit
Based in Lakeland, Florida, Summit is a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the Southeastern United States and is a member of the Great American Insurance Group. Summit manages the day-to-day operations of five workers’ compensation insurance companies which include its two subsidiaries, Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company and Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company, and three unaffiliated companies, BusinessFirst Insurance Company, RetailFirst Insurance Company and Retailers Casualty Insurance Company . . Summit provides its comprehensive workers’ compensation insurance services to businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Summit has offices in Lakeland, Florida, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Gainesville, Georgia. For more information, visit www.summitholdings.com.

About Great American Insurance Group
The roots of Great American Insurance Group date back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Great American Insurance Group’s operations are primarily engaged in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or better rating from AM Best Company for over 110 years (last rating of “A+” (Superior) confirmed on December 3, 2021). Members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.

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contacts

Summit Contact:
Carole Sipe
President and CEO, Summit
1-800-282-7648

Great American Insurance Group Media Contact:
Diane P. Weidner
Vice President, Investor and Media Relations, American Financial Group
513-369-5713
dweidner@amfin.com

Websites:
www.summitholdings.com
www.greatamericaninsurancegroup.com

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