Erie Announces New Leaders for Product, Services and Human Resources Groups

August 23, 2012

Penn.-based Erie Insurance announced the following leadership promotions:

· Richard Burt, executive vice president of Product. In this role, Burt will oversee Erie’s three business lines – personal, commercial and life insurance. He brings more than 25 years of actuarial and business experience from firms including Deloitte Consulting; global insurance broker Willis, Coopers & Lybrand; and Aetna Life & Casualty. Burt is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He succeeds Mike Zavasky in this role. Zavasky announced retirement plans last year.

· Christina Marsh, senior vice president of Services. In this newly created position, Marsh will be responsible for developing an enterprise project management office and oversee organizational effectiveness and the company’s crisis prevention and management team. Marsh joined Erie in 1994 as a corporate accountant and held several financial leadership roles before being named senior vice president of the HR division in 2008.

· Dionne Wallace Oakley, senior vice president of Human Resources. In this role, Wallace Oakley will oversee the human resources division. She joined the company in January 2011 from State Farm where she served as the corporate human resources director. Wallace Oakley has more than 20 years of experience in both insurance and human resources.

Burt will begin transitioning to his new role immediately. Marsh and Wallace Oakley assume their new positions on September 6.

Source: Erie Insurance

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