Mayfield Village, Ohio - The Progressive Corp. has appointed John P. Sauerland as the president of the Progressive Direct Group of Insurance Cos. Mr. Sauerland, 41, who currently serves as the claims general manager for the Midwest region, first joined Progressive full time in 1991 as an assistant product manager. He served at different times as the auto product manager for various states as well as the general manager for Mississippi, Minnesota and Wisconsin.CEO and President Glenn Renwick says: "I am very excited to announce John's new role. The depth of his experience in product, pricing and Claims as well as his leadership skills make him the ideal choice for leading our Direct organization in the next phase of our quest to become consumers' #1 choice for auto insurance."

Source: The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos.

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