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For immediate release: Oct. 17, 2016

Braun appointed BWC Southwest Ohio business development manager

COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison today announced the appointment of Bob Braun as business development manager for the Cincinnati and Dayton regions. In this position, Braun will coordinate outreach to employers throughout the region and act as an intermediary to help employers with needs ranging from BWC program participation to safety training.

"Bob is a veteran industry professional whose experience will be an asset in our ongoing work to improve the customer experience for Ohio employers and workers," said Morrison. "His expertise in sales and insurance will be valuable as he establishes relationships with Southwest Ohio employers to ensure their workers' compensation needs are being met."

Braun has nearly 30 years of experience in the private insurance industry. He worked much of his career for State Auto Insurance Company in Columbus, most recently as regional vice president of personal insurance. In that role, he managed a team of 17 sales professionals and provided leadership to the largest regional personal lines profit center in the company. He was previously the company's regional vice president and Cincinnati branch manager, where he directed sales, underwriting and claims operations. He began with the company in 1986 as a commercial lines underwriter and moved into sales and underwriting management roles before becoming regional vice president.

Braun earned a bachelor's degree in general business and a Master of Business Administration degree from Miami University. He is a past president of the Cincinnati chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society, and has served on the Eastern Kentucky University Risk Management and Insurance advisory board, as well as the board of the Kentucky Insurance Workforce Development Foundation.

Braun will serve a 13-county region that includes Adams, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Montgomery, Preble and Warren Counties.

Bob Braun began his duties Oct. 11.

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