Leadership Development Award


Westfield Tops in Leadership Development

WESTFIELD CENTER, Ohio, – July 25, 2012 – Westfield Insurance is a great place to work for employees interested in development and advancement. That is according to Chief Executive magazine and Chally Group, which have named Westfield one of the 2012 Best Companies for Leaders.

Rankings are based on a study of about 1,000 firms worldwide. Awards were presented to the 40 Best Public Companies and 10 Best Private Companies. Westfield ranked third among private companies.

Chally Group CEO Kenneth Carroll presented the award on July 19 as part of Westfield’s College Days, an event that introduces college counselors to career opportunities in insurance and banking.

Westfield earned high marks in all four of the key selection criteria, including quality of a formal leadership development process; level of involvement by the Chief Executive Officer; percentage of senior leadership and middle management positions filled by internal candidates; and number of companies that report recruiting from the company being scored.

Jim Clay, Westfield Group Leader and CEO, said, “Westfield has been a company people trust for more than 164 years. We will continue to be successful because of the common vision and values we share that is achieved through our investments in people.”

About Chally Group
A global leadership and sales potential and performance measurement firm, Chally Group Worldwide utilizes industry leading research, predictive analytics and advisory services to ensure our clients have the vital information to minimize risk associated with making critical talent management decisions relating to selection, alignment, development and succession planning.

About Chief Executive Magazine
Established in 1977, Chief Executive magazine provides ideas, strategies and tactics for top executive leaders seeking to build more effective organizations. Readers include the world’s most influential leaders -- CEOs of major corporations competing on a global scale. Chief Executive is published six times a year with a highly qualified circulation of 42,025 CEOs, presidents, chairmen, vice-chairmen and other top management executives.

About Westfield
In business for more than 164 years, Westfield Insurance provides commercial and personal insurance in 21 active states, and surety services to customers in 31 states. Westfield is one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of over 1,100 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Insurance at www.westfieldinsurance.com.

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