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Richfield, Ohio – July 12, 2018  – At the 2018 Smart Business awards presentation held on June 27, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio, National Interstate Insurance Company (“National Interstate”) President and CEO, Tony Mercurio received the Smart 50 Sustainability Award presented by Smart Business and Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College.

The Sustainability Award is given to a Smart 50 honoree who has demonstrated the ability to create and/or lead an organization that is built for the long haul and is the result of a combination of innovation and impact.

“Tony’s forged an organization that is built to last. Beyond the physical assets of a new corporate headquarters at National Interstate’s campus in Richfield, he’s invested in cutting edge technology, diversified service offerings to become less dependent on any one product or line, and partnered with local colleges and universities to fill the future talent pipeline,” said Dustin S. Klein, Publisher & COO of Smart Business.

Throughout Mr. Mercurio’s 21-year tenure, National Interstate has set itself apart by building an insurance experience tailored to the unique needs of its customers and centered around relationships. Mr. Mercurio added, “I am honored to receive this award from Smart Business and Corporate College. National Interstate will continue to pursue innovative solutions in the commercial transportation insurance space and will continuing to invest in our people, our campus, and our technology. I look forward to the opportunities ahead.”

About National Interstate Corporation

An Insurance Experience Built Around You
National Interstate Insurance Company offers insurance products and services, including alternative risk transfer programs, focused on the transportation industry. We provide insurance solutions that address the unique needs of our customers, which include passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, Vanliner Insurance Company and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Founded in 1989, we are headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Kapolei, Hawaii and Fenton, Missouri.

National Interstate is a member of Great American Insurance Group. The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG). AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.

Amanda Genther, Media Relations
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