IFG Companies (www.ifgcompanies.com) is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Michael G. Vought (Mike) will be promoted to President of Primary Casualty and that Tiffany Y. Fann (Tiffany) will be promoted to Senior Vice President and Head of Excess Casualty. Mike joined IFG Companies in 2014 to launch IFGs Excess Casualty unit, which has grown quickly and profitably under the leadership of both Mike and Tiffany, who also joined in 2014. Given this success and his broader experience in primary casualty, Mike will be bringing his business acumen to the IFG Companies largest casualty unit. In addition to her success with IFG Companies, Tiffany brings a wealth of experience in both excess and primary casualty. Her instrumental role in building IFGs Excess Casualty unit will provide a seamless transition and set a foundation for the continued success of the Excess Casualty unit.
“With deep knowledge and experience in both primary and excess casualty and a demonstrated success in growing a profitable casualty business, Mike is a great choice to lead IFGs largest casualty division,” said Robert D. Linton, Chairman of IFG Companies. “We are also very pleased to promote someone with Tiffanys leadership skill and knowledge of excess casualty to lead our Excess Casualty unit.” “After a strong year in both Primary and Excess Casualty, we are excited about the future of IFG Companies’ casualty units under the leadership of such dedicated and talented leaders,” said Christopher M. Lewis, President and CEO of IFG Companies.
Prior to joining IFG, Mike was Managing Director and Product Line Leader for Primary and Excess Casualty at Markel. He also spent time at Travelers as the President of E&S Lines. Mike received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University, his masters from Columbia University and his J.D. from St. Johns School of Law.
Tiffany joined IFG in late 2014 to establish and manage the Atlanta branch for IFGs Excess Casualty unit. Prior to IFG, Tiffany was the Atlanta Branch Manager, Specialty Umbrella for Zurich North America overseeing the Atlanta and Orlando offices. Tiffany also spent 11 years at Markel Corporation, serving as the Dallas Branch Manager for Primary Brokerage Casualty, Contract Binding and Excess and Umbrella. Tiffany received her degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University.
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Founded in 1985, IFG Companies is one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United States. IFG Companies provides property“casualty insurance on both a non-admitted basis and an admitted basis throughout the United States. IFG Companies has two principal underwriting groups, the Bind Division and the Brokerage Division. Bind provides general liability, garage liability and property coverages through select contracted producers. Brokerage focuses primarily on mid-sized or more complex accounts and includes the Primary Casualty, Excess/Umbrella Liability and Property underwriting units. Coverages are underwritten by IFG’s affiliated insurers: The Burlington Insurance Company, First Financial Insurance Company, Alamance Insurance Company and Guilford Insurance Company. All hold a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) from A. M. Best Company.