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Jacobson Places Vice President of Personal Lines at GuideOne Insurance

May 01, 2012

CHICAGO —The Jacobson Group has placed John Whalin as Vice President, Personal Lines of GuideOne Insurance, a provider of specialized coverage for its niche customer base of churches, schools, higher education, home care providers, senior living communities, and auto and home owners. This announcement marks the completion of the retained executive search conducted by the nation’s leading provider of insurance talent on behalf of GuideOne. 

As Vice President, Personal Lines, Whalin will oversee the personal lines business unit and develop the its strategic direction. In his new role, Whalin will spearhead the drive for product innovation and market success.

"We are very pleased to have John on board," said Scott Reddig, Chief Operating Officer of GuideOne.  "We are convinced John brings the skill sets and leadership we need to grow our personal lines business."
Whalin previously served as Division President and CEO of AutoOne Insurance, a specialty business owned by OneBeacon. Prior to joining OneBeacon, Whalin began his insurance career at Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation where he quickly stood out as a leader and moved up the ranks. Whalin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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