Trade Association Elects Hammond as Chairman

April 21, 2004

The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has elected Dale Hammond as its chairman.

Hammond is president and chief operating officer of Kemper Auto and Home, A Unitrin Company, based in Jacksonville, Florida. He was previously vice chair of the IBHS board’s executive committee. Hammond succeeds Lawrence Lange, Ph.D., vice president and chief underwriting officer with the Auto Club Insurance Association, who will remain on the IBHS board as immediate past chairman.

IBHS is a national, nonprofit trade association of the property/casualty insurance industry that works to reduce commercial and residential losses and associated costs caused by extreme weather events and natural disasters. These include hurricanes, hail storms, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, winter storms and wildfires. IBHS is also expanding into new, everyday property loss areas like household and commercial water damage.

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