Great American Insurance Group
Enrolls as Corporate Sustainer for Nonprofit Risk Management Center

April 25, 2012 — (Leesburg, VA) The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (“The Center”) is pleased to announce that Great American Insurance Group’s Specialty Human Services and Executive Liability Divisions have enrolled as the Center’s newest Corporate Sustainer. As a Corporate Sustainer, Great American expresses its public support for the mission and educational programs of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. In addition to joining the ranks of the Center’s elite sponsorship program, Great American will be among the corporate hosts of the Center’s 18th annual conference scheduled for August 26-28, 2012 in Chicago.

“Great American and the Nonprofit Risk Management Center have had a strong relationship throughout our history,” notes Melanie Lockwood Herman, Executive Director of the Center. “Several years ago we worked with the team in the Specialty Human Services Division to design a virtual risk management classroom for Great American’s nonprofit insureds, and we have been proud to feature Great American as an advertiser and sponsor of our popular publication, Risk Management Essentials. It is gratifying to see Great American enhance its support and we are absolutely delighted that the company has agreed to lend a hand in co-hosting our 2012 Summit. With its long-term commitment to providing affordable coverage for social services and other nonprofits in addition to sound risk management support, Great American’s support helps make the Center’s mission possible.”

Mike Liguzinski, President of Great American’s Specialty Human Services Division, stated: “We support the fine work that the Center provides in serving and educating our nonprofit and human service agents and customers. We all benefit from more insight into risk management, safety and loss prevention—both in the short and long term.”

Bruce Smith, President of Great American’s Executive Liability Division added: “We are excited about the close relationship that we have with the Center and look forward to integrating the Center’s loss control resources into our Nonprofit D&O product.”

About the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and the Corporate Sustainers Program

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center has provided expert help and guidance to nonprofit leaders since it became an independent nonprofit in 1992. The Center’s staff and associates are uniquely positioned to both understand and respond to tough questions about operational and enterprise risk matters, and is widely known for developing innovative Web tools that help sector leaders manage the risks they face while keeping their missions at the forefront. Participants in the Corporate Sustainers Program pay an annual fee to the Center to enable the continued development and delivery of innovative educational programs and online tools. For more information on the Corporate Sustainers Program, contact Melanie Lockwood Herman, Executive Director, at (202) 785-3891 or

About Great American’s Specialty Human Services Division

The Specialty Human Services Division, with offices in Chicago and Cincinnati, serves over 9,000 social service organizations, non-profit agencies and for-profit businesses in most states, and has been an industry leader in providing insurance to the social and human services market since 1980. Great American’s Specialty Human Services Division provides insurance solutions to various religious organizations as well as art and cultural, educational and grant making organizations both on an individual and program basis.

About Great American’s Executive Liability Division

Great American's Executive Liability Division (ELD) provides Nonprofit D&O/EPL to thousands of nonprofits nationwide. The ELD has the capacity and strength to meet the needs of large nonprofit insureds, as well as small, local organizations. The ELD is dedicated to delivering extraordinary service to its customers. In addition to competitive rates and exceptional responsiveness, the ELD’s experienced underwriters can tailor a policy to address a broad spectrum of nonprofit organizations.

About Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed and indexed annuities and a variety of supplemental insurance products such as Medicare supplement. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for over 100 years (most recent rating evaluation effective March 29, 2012). The members of the Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol AFG.


Contact: Michael G. Liguzinski, 800 722 3260, ext 15400