Tampa, Fla. — Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a property loss reduction trade association of the property/casualty insurance industry, named Rod Matthews, underwriting VP, property/casualty, with State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., chairman of the board.

Matthews succeeds Phil Love, CEO of South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., who will remain on the IBHS board as immediate past chairman. Matthews was previously the IBHS board’s vice chairman and chairman of its executive committee. Those positions will now be held by Kevin Kelso, president of personal lines at Farmers Insurance Group.
The two-year appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2008.

Source: IBHS

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