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Jacobson Places Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer at Cumberland

May 30, 2012

CHICAGO —The Jacobson Group has placed Keith Maxfield, CPCU, as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Cumberland Insurance Group, a mutual insurance company that protects more than 130,000 policyholders with quality products and services. This announcement marks the completion of the retained executive search conducted by the nation’s leading provider of insurance talent on behalf of Cumberland.

This newly-created role will manage the day-to-day operation of the underwriting department. Serving as a member of the executive management team, Maxfield will play a critical part in the development of underwriting philosophy, strategies and tactics that will support the organization’s overall strategic direction.

“Keith brings an analytical approach along with a wealth of underwriting experience that will enhance Cumberland's ability to provide quality insurance products and service to its agents and policyholders," noted Paul Ritter, President and CEO of Cumberland.
Maxfield previously served at Kemper Insurance, where he grew through the ranks to his most recent position as Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. Prior industry experience was also gained through tenures with insurers including General Casualty Company, Hanover Insurance, and Safeco. Maxfield earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and public management from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He holds a CPCU designation.

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The Jacobson Group is the nation’s leading provider of insurance talent. For 40 years, we have been connecting insurance organizations with professionals from the board room to the back room on both a permanent and temporary basis. We offer a variety of solutions including executive search, professional recruiting, RPO, temporary staffing, subject matter experts, and onsite and work-at-home operations support. Whatever the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution.
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