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IFG Companies Hires Michael P. Dandini as Chief Risk Officer

March 20, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 20, 2019--IFG Companies ( www.ifgcompanies.com ) is pleased to announce the addition of Michael P. Dandini as the Company’s Chief Risk Officer. Mike, who will be located in the Hartford office, will assume responsibility for IFG Companies’ enterprise risk management function while helping the company manage an expansion into new lines of business and new strategic opportunities for profitable growth. Mike will report to Christopher M. Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of IFG Companies.

“As a seasoned leader in the insurance industry, Mike brings to IFG Companies an extremely valuable combination of executive management experience, product knowledge and risk expertise,” said Robert D. Linton, Chairman of IFG Companies’ parent, International Financial Group, Inc. “As IFG Companies continues to expand, Mike will serve a critical role in helping to identify opportunities for profitable growth while managing and mitigating the risk of the company’s overall growth strategy within corporate risk tolerances,” said Chris Lewis.

Prior to joining IFG Companies, Mike was President and Chief Executive Officer of Berkley FinSecure and Berkley Crime. Prior to Berkley, Mike was Senior Vice President of the Hartford Financial Products (“HFP”) business unit within the Hartford Financial Services Group, where he managed professional and management liability lines of business. Prior to HFP, Mike served in a number of leadership roles at The Hartford in the Technology Practice Group and in Claims, managing catastrophic claims. Mike started his career as a litigation attorney doing complex insurance defense and coverage work for various domestic policyholders and Lloyd’s syndicates.

About IFG

Founded in 1985, IFG Companies is one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United States. IFG Companies provides property–casualty insurance on both a non-admitted basis and an admitted basis throughout America. IFG Companies has two principal underwriting groups, the Bind Division and the Brokerage Division. Bind provides general liability, garage liability and property coverages through select contracted producers. Brokerage focuses primarily on mid-sized or more complex accounts and includes the Primary Casualty, Excess/Umbrella Liability and Property underwriting units. Coverages are underwritten by IFG’s affiliated insurers: The Burlington Insurance Company, First Financial Insurance Company, Alamance Insurance Company and Guilford Insurance Company. All hold a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) from A. M. Best Company.

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