GuideOne Insurance has elected Michael Hughes to the boards of GuideOne Mutual Holding Company and GuideOne Insurance Group.
Hughes brings over 30 years of experience as an insurance leader in a variety of underwriting and executive roles.
After 29 years at The Hartford, Hughes joined Safeco as head of underwriting for commercial lines, where he later became Executive Vice President in charge of Commercial and Personal lines.
When Liberty Mutual acquired Safeco, he became the President of Safeco. Hughes played a significant role in the integration with Liberty Mutual by managing the employee culture and relationships with their distribution partners.
After the integration, he became the President of Business Insurance, and led the commercial lines businesses of several other Liberty Mutual acquisitions.
Throughout his career, Hughes has proven his expertise in the underwriting, distribution and organic growth elements of an expanding insurance business.
GuideOne President & Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Snyder said: “We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the GuideOne Board of Directors. His vast industry knowledge and experience in business integrations make him a tremendous resource for GuideOne as we continue to identify strategies for sustainable success in the future.”