Farmers names new presidents for two key business units

Company has appointed new heads for its Bristol West Insurance and business insurance units

Farmers names new presidents for two key business units

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Farmers Insurance has named new presidents for two key business units.

The company has named Sharon Fernandez president of business insurance. Fernandez was previously president of Farmers’ Bristol West Insurance unit. Meanwhile, Eric Kappler, previously head of product management at Bristol West, has been appointed as that unit’s president.

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Fernandez has 27 years of experience in the industry. As president of Bristol West, she spearheaded a turnaround of the auto insurance carrier with the firm now delivering $1 billion in gross written premium. Prior to serving as president of Bristol West, Fernandez was leader of service operations at Farmers.

Kappler joined Bristol West in 2003 as a product manager. He has been a key member at Bristol West in the decade since it became part of the Farmers family, according to a news release.

“I am confident Sharon and Eric will continue to advance our customer-centered, agent-powered strategy in their new roles,” said Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Group. “As we approach our 90th anniversary next year, these appointments are further demonstration that we are well-positioned to remain leaders in the insurance industry.”


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