IBHS Elects Hammond as Board Chairman

April 22, 2004

Tampa, Fla.-based Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) reported that its Board of Directors elected Dale Hammond as chairman.

Hammond is president and chief operating officer of Kemper Auto and Home, a Unitrin Company, based in Jacksonville, Fla. He was previously 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.

IBHS counts among its members more than 125 of the country’s property-casualty insurers and reinsurers. Its associate members include numerous individuals and organizations that share its mission.

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