Westfield Insurance Names Elizabeth Riczko as Group Underwriting Leader


WESTFIELD CENTER, Ohio, June 16, 2014 - Westfield Insurance announced that Elizabeth Riczko, FCAS, MAAA was named group underwriting leader. In this role, she is responsible for leading functions that drive our understanding of risk and translating that knowledge into purposeful underwriting practices that deliver valuable products and services to Westfield's customers.

"We are pleased Beth has agreed to take on this new and vital role with Westfield," said Edward Largent, Westfield President and Insurance Leader. "Her broad set of experiences and seasoned judgment position her well to advance Westfield's system of underwriting."

Riczko joined Westfield in 2007 and previously served as the group analytics leader with responsibility for driving the execution of business, agent and customer analytics across the enterprise. Prior to joining Westfield, Riczko operated her own insurance agency. Before that, she spent several years with Ohio Casualty Group, a Cincinnati-based, publicly traded, top 50 property-casualty insurer. While at Ohio Casualty, Riczko served in a number of senior leadership roles including president of insurance operations, chief operating officer - personal lines division, chief actuary, and senior vice president of finance and treasurer. In all, she possesses more than 25 years of financial, management and underwriting experience in the property-casualty insurance industry.

Riczko earned her Master of Business Administration from Walden University (Minnesota) and her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from Muhlenberg College (Pennsylvania). She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Financial Manager. In addition, Riczko holds 17 designations from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (The Institutes) including the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

About Westfield Group
Westfield Group is a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio and in business for more than 166 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 more than 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. Lean more about Westfield Group at www.WestfieldInsurance.com and www.Westfield-Bank.com.


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