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Erie Insurance Announces Changes in Field Operations Leadership

 

 

Erie, Pa. (June 19, 2017) – Erie Insurance announced senior leadership changesacross the company’s footprint that includes 12 states and D.C., to furtherposition the company for continued growth and exceptional service.

Claims

Under theleadership of Senior Vice President Chris Zimmer, Corporate and Field Claims represent ERIE's criticalfront-line touchpoint with customers.

  • Joe Vahey joins Claims Regional Vice Presidents Greg Page, Northeast Region, and Doug Morris, Southeast Region. Both took on new geographies recently as a part of recent organizational changes.

Vaheynow oversees claims operations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohioand Tennessee. He joined ERIE in 1991 as a claims operations auditor. Helater joined Customer Service as an executive assistant before becoming adistrict sales manager for the Illinois Branch. Vahey then served asbranch manager in Wisconsin, Illinois and Allentown. In his most recent role since2010, he served as vice president and personal lines product manager.

Sales

Under the leadership of Senior Vice President CharlesFletcher, Sales responsibilities include field operations, agency administration, and sales and promotion.

  • Tony DaBreo is regional vice president of ERIE’s Northeast Region, a role he takes on after serving as Indiana branch manager. As regional vice president, he will oversee operations of the independent agencies and sales teams in Pennsylvania and New York. DaBreo joined Erie Insurance in 1997 as a district sales manager trainee. He has previously served as branch manager in Allentown, Harrisburg and Indiana. 
  • Mark Banks is regional vice president of the Southeast Region, a role he takes on after serving as Virginia branch manager. As regional vice president, he will oversee operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland/DC and North Carolina. He joined ERIE in 1985 as a loss control representative. In 1993, he moved to Virginia where he served as Roanoke branch sales manager, then branch manager. In 2012, his role expanded to include leadership of the Richmond branch.
  • Rick Gordon is regional vice president of the West Region, and previously served  as Wisconsin branch manager. As regional vice president, he will oversee operations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Wisconsin. He joined Erie Insurance as a district sales manager in 2001.
  • Jerry McNeill is vice president and manager of the Indiana Branch. He joined Erie Insurance in 2011 as a district sales manager in the Indiana Branch. McNeill helped drive significant growth in the Deep South and Speedway Districts. Prior to joining Erie, he worked in insurance sales for seven years and taught middle-school math for six years.
  • Rita Napieralski is vice president and manager of the Wisconsin Branch. She joined Erie Insurance in 2010 as a regional supervisor for risk management. Napieralski became a district sales manager in 2012, most recently serving in a senior-level capacity. She helped drive significant growth in her district and also led agency recruitment efforts for the branch.
  • Jay Simon is vice president and branch manager of both the Kentucky and West Virginia Branches. He was previously the Kentucky branch manager since ERIE entered the state in 2014. Simon joined Erie Insurance in 1989 as a personal property underwriter. In 1991, Simon entered the district sales manager training program and relocated to West Virginia the following year, where he served as a district sales manager for 22 years.
  • Teresa Young, vice president and branch manager of the Charlotte Branch, has expanded her role to also oversee the Raleigh Branch. She has been part of the Charlotte Branch sales team since 1999 when she joined ERIE as a district sales manager. She was promoted to Charlotte branch manager in 2008, the role she held until her current position.
  • Shane Badon is vice president and manager of the Virginia Branch. Badon joined Erie Insurance in 2008 as a district sales manager in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2012, he took on the role of New York branch manager. Under his leadership, the branch grew its total direct written premium by 46 percent.
  • Kris Marrion is vice president and branch manager of Silver Spring. He joined ERIE in 2003, first as a customer service representative and then a district sales manager in 2007. He then served as Raleigh branch manager until his current role.

Leaders are currently in their newly appointedroles.