Kevin O’Brien was promoted to chief operating officer and senior vice president – insurance on March 23, 2017.

According to CEO Steve Sliver, this promotion was made in recognition of O’Brien’s success at leading insurance operations, including the implementation of the new analytics operation, and for his significant input into the development of MBG’s strategic focus and related execution. “Kevin has done an excellent job in helping us to sharpen our operational focus and execution, and that improved execution is beginning to show up in the related improvement of our growth and profitability performance,” comments Sliver.

O’Brien’s employment with Mutual Benefit Group began January 2, 2014, as senior vice president of insurance. He came to Mutual Benefit with 22 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Immediately prior to joining Mutual Benefit, he had been employed with Foremost Insurance Group for seven years, where he held executive positions in both underwriting operations and sales and distribution. His various roles at Foremost included leadership of sales and underwriting operations for six states in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and leadership of all field underwriting operations for Zurich Small Business across the country. While with Zurich he increased total territory new business production by 40% in 2009, 63% in 2010, and 73% in 2011.

A 1988 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, O’Brien began his insurance career in 1988 as a commercial property underwriter for Aetna Life & Casualty. He went on to hold field leadership roles as well as home office management positions with Safeco and The Hartford, serving in such varied capacities as field sales manager, commercial underwriting manager, and select customer sales manager.

Mutual Benefit Group is a regional property/casualty insurance company serving 75,000 policyholders in Pennsylvania and Maryland. A mutual insurer offering a full line of personal and commercial insurance products, the firm markets its coverage through 250 independent agents. In 2015, Mutual Benefit was rated as the Number 2 insurance carrier by members of the IA&B (Insurance Agents and Brokers of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware) on their biennial Company Satisfaction Index Survey. The 2015 survey focused on carriers’ commercial insurance offerings and service.