The State Auto Insurance Group is hiring additional professional underwriting, sales and support staff at its newly established Eastern Region Headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md. When fully staffed, the local Hunt Valley team will grow to 51 employees from a base of six employees just three years ago.
The new headquarters is located in 21,000 square feet of newly renovated offices at 10 North Park Drive. When fully staffed, the company’s total regional payroll is expected to exceed $5 million. Hunt Valley is one of five regional headquarters the Columbus, Ohio-based insurance group established throughout the country in 2009.
“Hunt Valley is an ideal home for State Auto’s Eastern Region,” said State Auto Regional President Charlie McShane. “Thanks to its high quality workforce and local government focused on creating jobs, Baltimore County will play an important role in State Auto’s continuing growth. Also key to our decision were the many great local transportation options nearby to reach neighboring states as well as New England and Ohio where we have offices. Many of our associates live in Baltimore County or nearby, so we know what a great place it is to live.”
“State Auto Insurance is bringing quality jobs to Baltimore County,” said Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith. “This is good news any time, and especially great news as we climb toward a healthier economy.”
The State Auto Insurance Group is primarily engaged in writing personal and business insurance products exclusively through independent insurance agencies in 33 states. State Auto’s Eastern Region includes Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia. The State Auto Group is rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company.
Baltimore County is a center for finance and insurance operations, including corporate headquarters for Baltimore Life Companies and significant operations for T. Rowe Price, Bank of America, Zurich, Euler Hermes, Traveler’s, Global Payments, Bill Me Later, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Toyota Financial Services.