Reno, NV -(BusinessWire)- Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) recently announced that effective August 25, 2013, Stephen V. Festa will become executive vice president, chief operating officer, overseeing all of EMPLOYERS workers’ compensation business. Festa currently serves as senior vice president, chief claims officer, a position he has held with EMPLOYERS since 2004. He will be located in EMPLOYERS headquarters in Reno, Nevada.
Festa has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, principally in the areas of claims, loss control and premium audit. Additionally, he currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Governors of the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA).
In making the recent announcement, Douglas D. Dirks, president and chief executive officer of Employers Holdings, Inc., said, “We are pleased to have Steve join the executive management team in this critically important role. His highly respected wealth of experience, leadership capabilities, and executive skills will help propel EMPLOYERS to its next level.”
Stephen Festa commented, “I am excited about this opportunity to lead the insurance operations of EMPLOYERS and look forward to continuing and expanding upon the strong track record of success that our organization has achieved over its 100 years of existence.”