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The Hanover appoints duo to commercial leadership roles

3rd January 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Massachusetts-based property and casualty insurer The Hanover Insurance Group has announced the appointments of Matthew Mitchell and Scott Grieco to leadership positions within its commercial lines business.

The HanoverEffective January 1, Mitchell will become President of The Hanover’s middle market business, reporting to Michael R. Keane, President of Commercial Lines.

Mitchell previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at The Hanover, and has been with the company for more than 13 years, with earlier positions including President of its healthcare business.

Prior to joining The Hanover, he worked in product and underwriting roles at The Hartford, where he managed industry verticals for middle market business.

In this role, he also worked in the small commercial business strategy unit, focusing on countrywide underwriting, technology, and operational initiatives.

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Grieco, meanwhile, will take up the role of Chief Product and Underwriting Officer for The Hanover’s commercial and specialty business, also from January 1.

Going forward, he will lead enterprise coordination, product, and underwriting efforts, reporting to Richard W. Lavey, President of Hanover Agency Markets.

Until his recent appointment, Grieco served as president of middle market at The Hanover, a role he held since 2012.

Under Grieco’s leadership, the middle market business grew nearly 32%, focusing on industry specialisation and portfolio management. He also previously held leadership roles at Selective Insurance and CNA.

“Matt and Scott have a deep understanding of our industry and the needs of our agent partners,” said Richard Lavey.

“They have both made a number of important contributions to our organization, and their expertise and proven leadership skills will continue to help drive our company forward,” he continued.

“We’re excited to leverage their unique talents in new ways, and look forward to continuing to serve our agent partners and enhance our innovative capabilities.”

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