Grange Insurance has hired Michael Winner as president of commercial lines. Winner will be responsible for the overall growth and profitability of the company’s commercial lines book of business, including product development, underwriting management, risk control and operations.

Winner has nearly 30 years of insurance experience, most recently having served as president of Liberty Mutual’s Mid-Atlantic Region for business insurance. He was responsible for managing an eight-state regional insurance operation with nearly $700 million in commercial premium. Prior, Winner was president & CEO of Ohio Casualty, a P&C company within Liberty Mutual’s Agent Markets operation. Liberty Mutual acquired Ohio Casualty Corp., where he’d previously served as CFO, in 2007. Before joining Ohio Casualty, Winner worked for Nationwide Insurance as VP of finance.

Winner is immediate past chairman of the leadership council of The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation and a member of the board of directors for the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross.

“Mike’s deep industry knowledge and record of profitably growing middle market commercial insurance businesses make him a great addition to our team,” said John Ammendola, Grange Insurance chief property & casualty officer. “It is his strategic vision that will prove to be an asset as we continue to position Grange as a strong competitor in the marketplace long term.”

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