RICHFIELD, Ohio – (BUSINESS WIRE) – National Interstate Insurance Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher (Chris) E. Mikolay to Senior Vice President, Specialty Division and Daniel (Dan) M. Keenan to Vice President, National Accounts.
Mr. Mikolay will assume executive responsibility for the National Interstate Specialty Division and the Hawaii office. The specialty department includes insurance programs in industries such as waste management, towing and salvage of fleets, heavy-duty and crane trucks, ambulances, energy and environmental protection, and rental cars.
Mr. Mikolay joined National Interstate in 2007 as a Product Manager and has held various positions of increasing responsibility. After leading and launching multiple captive programs within the Alternative Products division, he was Director of Sales and Marketing for National Interstate. Over the past several years, Mr. Mikolay has been instrumental in the formation, administration and growth of the National Accounts Department and has led the truck captive programs and the business development team.
Mr. Keenan will lead the National Accounts Department, which insures some of the company’s largest and most complex risks.
Mr. Keenan joined National Interstate in 2006 and has held key management positions in various departments. From 2011 to 2015, he was Director of Business Development for the Vanliner Division, where he was instrumental in the formation and growth of several in-house insurance programs for the moving and storage industry. Most recently, Mr. Keenan was Deputy Vice President in the specialist department.
“We are fortunate to have such talented people in our organization, and I love Chris and Dan. At National Interstate, we focus on serving the unique needs of our niche customer groups. This change and increase in each of their responsibilities enables us to use their extensive skills to do so, ”commented Shawn Los, executive vice president of National Interstate.
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The National Interstate Insurance Company offers insurance products and services, including alternative risk transfer programs focused on the transportation industry. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries Vanliner Insurance Company, National Interstate Insurance Company of Hawaii, Inc. and Triumphe Casualty Company are rated “A +” (Superior) by AM Best (rating confirmed October 28, 2020).
National Interstate is a member of the Great American Insurance Group. The members of the Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of the American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG). AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.