The Citizens and Hanover Insurance Companies named Sophia A. Phillips as vice president, commercial marine division, effective June 7.
Phillips comes to Citizens and Hanover from St. Paul Travelers where she served as vice president of the company’s commercial inland marine division. Prior to joining The St. Paul, she was vice president of marine operations at Kemper Insurance for seven years, leading the commercial inland and ocean marine profit center to create one of the industry’s most profitable marine operations.
Phillips also spent 10 years at Northbrook Insurance where she held various senior positions including commercial inland marine national director and Ohio Valley branch executive. She started her career as a Kemper Scholar and held various underwriting positions, including a corporate internship at CIGNA (formerly Aetna).
Sophia serves on the Board of Directors of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association and is the chair of the organization’s National Education Committee. She holds a B.B.A. from Loyola University, Chicago, and an M.B.A. from DePaul University, Chicago. She also is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and an Associate in Marine Management (AMIM).
“We are very pleased to have Sophia joining our company,” said Frederick H. Eppinger, president and chief executive officer of Allmerica Financial Corporation, the parent company to Citizens and Hanover. “Sophia’s particular expertise will be a valuable asset to our companies as we work toward our goal of becoming one of the finest regional property and casualty companies in the business.”
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