Los Angeles — Seventeen Farmers Insurance Group’s agents and 10 district managers gathered in Las Vegas March 18-20, 2008, to be recognized for their outstanding performance in growing commercial insurance customers in their Farmers’ agencies the past year.

“We are very proud of these 17 agents and district managers who have qualified as ‘BIG Hitters’ in promoting the excellent commercial insurance policies offered by Farmers and for an outstanding job of building the number of new commercial customers in each of their agencies,” says Mhayse Samalya, president, Farmers Business Insurance. “Their hard work and determination to provide Farmers commercial policies to business customers has earned them the recognition as a major player in Farmers commercial insurance business. Each agent not only offers Farmers commercial policies, but follows up with the expertise to provide excellent customer care to each policyholder. They have what it takes to be a major player in commercial insurance on a consistent basis.”

The 17 Farmers top commercial business agents include:

Allen Buchholz (Olathe, Kan.)
Martin Burlingame (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Al Candos (Palos Park, Ill.)
Stephen Catlin (Witchita Falls, Texas)
Bruce Daavettila (Grand Ledge, Mich.)
Rolinda Day (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Dan Dolby (Oxnard, Calif.)
Greg Ganyo (Lino Lake, Minn.)
Matthew Gee (Simi Valley, Calif.)
Steve Hester (Mobile, Ala.)
Karen Larson (Livonia, Mich.)
Larry Little (Mesa, Ariz.)
Brian Rhames (Houston, Texas)
William Sandretto (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Joseph Schneerson (Los Angeles)
Cody Smith (Marysville, Kan.)
Lori Szeligowski (San Diego)

Farmers district managers attending:

Kimberly Cummins, Midwest Zone
Michael Dewey, Eastern Zone
Scott Hodges, Texas
Robert Jarmillo, Western Zone
James Lombardi, Eastern Zone
John McMhan, Western Zone
Syed Raheel, California
Matthew Roselle, Midwest Zone
Peter Thompson, California
Greg Windham, Texas

Source: Farmers Group Inc.

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