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Have you heard of Westfield? Come find out about the 174 year history of one of the area’s largest companies at an SME Cleveland Luncheon!

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Have you heard of Westfield? Do you know anything about them? Come find out about the 174 year history of one of the area’s largest companies. Learn how they are constantly looking forward to reposition themselves while leveraging their history and heritage.

About The Event:

Date: March 21, 2022

Time:

Registration Opens at 11:30

Networking begins at 11:45

Lunch begins at 12:00

Event dismissal at 1:00

Location: Holiday Inn Cleveland South – 6001 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131

About Craig Welsh, Chief Distribution & Marketing Officer – Westfield

Craig started his insurance career in the Company Basic School of Westfield Insurance in 1993.  In his early career, he served in several field underwriting roles with Westfield Insurance in the states of Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Ohio.  In addition, Craig spent nearly 12 years of his career as a part of Westfield’s Agribusiness Division where he was involved with the initial development and build out of this specialty niche.   In 2008, he was appointed Agribusiness Division Leader and was responsible for the day to day operations and the strategic direction for this niche.  

Craig currently serves as Chief Distribution and Marketing Officer at Westfield.  In this role, he is responsible for developing, implementing and evolving strategy on an enterprise level for distribution management, ensuring alignment with corporate and competitive business strategies.  Additionally, Craig is responsible for key areas of marketing and corporate communications for our go to market strategy, customer experience, evolving brand work, and internal and external communications.  

Craig is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in Economics and Political Science.  He received a Master’s Degree in Management from Boston University in 2005.  In addition, Craig completed his CPCU designation in 2001 and his AFIS designation (Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist) in 2007.  

From an industry perspective, Craig is on the Board of Directors for the Westfield Insurance Foundation, Trusted Choice.com, and is a former Board of Director for InVEST (the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America initiative to increase insurance literacy in high school students and to attract talent to the industry).

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for West Virginia Wesleyan College, past President of the Medina City Schools Foundation, is active in his local church and a coach for Medina Youth Baseball.  

Craig and his wife, Nancy, live in Medina, OH and have three children.  In addition to time spent with family, Craig is an avid tennis player and golfer.  

About Westfield Insurance:

Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Learn more about Westfield at www.westfieldInsurance.com.

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