Westfield Insurance Names New Group General Services Leader


Westfield Insurance Names New Group General Services Leader

Westfield, Ohio - November 11, 2013 - Westfield Insurance is pleased to announce the selection of Kirk Barry as the new Group General Services Leader. Barry will lead the organization that is responsible for optimizing and aligning Westfield's investment in real estate and facilities with the corporate mission, values and goals.

After more than 20 years with Westfield, Barry has a profound understanding of the corporate culture and has consistently delivered positive results in his previous role as Risk Services Leader. Previously, Barry held a variety of positions in the claims business unit, including District Claims Manager, Complex Claims Analyst and Complex Casualty Claims Leader.

"In recruiting for this position, we sought a proven leader with a track record for leading change, positively engaging stakeholders, achieving buy-in among disparate audiences and delivering results in a variety of settings,"said Stuart Rosenberg, Westfield's Group Administration Leader.

As Group General Services Leader, Barry will also oversee the corporate security, safety and compliance function to ensure the protection of Westfield's employees, guests and corporate assets. Additionally, he will manage delivery of the following shared corporate services to enable the success of all Westfield business units: real estate operations, facilities management, workplace design, lease management, fleet management and travel management.

"Over my career, I've had the privilege to work with diverse teams of people from across our organization, including service office locations through our operating states. Through this experience, I've gained a solid understanding of Westfield's overall operations and the challenges faced with leading people located across our geography," said Barry. "I'm excited to blend my experience with a talented general services team who takes pride in making Westfield a great place to work."

Barry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College, as well as an associate degree in general insurance from the Institutes, a leading educations provider in risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. He is also a 2008 graduate of Leadership Medina County.

About Westfield Insurance

In business for more than 165 years, Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 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 1,000 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 WestfieldInsurance.com.

For information contact:
Gary Christy   (330) 887.6640  garychristy@westfieldgrp.com
Terri Grimm    (330) 887.6055  terrigrimm@westfieldgrp.com


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