July 14, 2017, Celina, OH — Celina Insurance Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Vince Franz to Senior Vice President – Insurance Operations. Franz succeeds Rod Stapleton, who served as Chief Operating Officer for 16 years. Stapleton will remain with the company through the end of this year serving as Senior Vice President – Corporate Strategy.
Franz is in his thirteenth year with Celina Insurance Group and most recently served as Vice President and Chief Actuary. Vince has 40 years of experience in the insurance industry and has been a key contributor to the success of the regional property/casualty insurer based in Celina, OH. In his new role, he will oversee all insurance operations and serve as a member of the Senior Management team.
Before joining Celina, Mr. Franz served in various roles involving pricing, reserving, compliance, underwriting, and reinsurance at The Reciprocal Group, CNA Insurance Companies, and Grange Mutual Casualty Company. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds ACAS (Associate of Casualty Actuarial Society) and MAAA (Member, American Academy of Actuaries) actuarial designations.
Bill Montgomery states, “Vince’s extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and outstanding interpersonal skills make him the ideal person for this role. I’m looking forward to Vince continuing to influence our operational results with his strategic thinking and leadership.”
Vince and his wife Jill reside in Celina, OH and have two grown children.