State Auto Appoints Hunckler Chief Claims Officer

August 19, 2009

Stephen P. Hunckler has joined Columbus, Ohio-based State Auto Insurance Companies as chief claims officer. He succeeds John Melvin, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

Hunckler was most recently executive vice president and chief claims officer at Balboa Insurance in Irvine, Calif., where he was responsible for overall claims execution and strategy supporting the company’s $3 billion book of business. His 33 years of professional experience includes all but six in property and casualty insurance claims, with senior management roles held at CNA, Travelers, AIG and Zurich American.

Throughout his career, Hunckler has turned around underperforming regions, led acquisition integration efforts, and rebuilt claims organizations, the company said.

Source: State Auto Insurance Companies,

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