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Richfield, OH –October 20, 2015 – National Interstate Insurance Company has been recognized as a NorthCoast 99 winner by ERC, Northeast Ohio’s largest professional organization dedicated to Human Resources practices, programs, and services.  The NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition that honors 99 great workplaces in Northeast Ohio.  National Interstate is a five-time winner of this prestigious award.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s top workplaces, and thank our dedicated team who made this possible,” said Dave Michelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Interstate.  “Employees are National Interstate’s greatest asset, and we are committed to doing everything that we can to foster an environment which allows them to prosper.  We take employee engagement very seriously, and we believe the key to being a successful employer is to remain cognizant of the employee experience.  To do this, we actively seek input from our team members via employee suggestions, two-way communication, and feedback surveys.  Learning from our employees helps us to understand how we can tailor employee programs and policies to best meet their needs.”

“Helping our employees grow their careers is an integral part of the National Interstate culture,” added Tony Mercurio, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at National Interstate.  “We offer an array of training and development programs so employees may continually hone their professional skillsets.  When our employees are equipped with the appropriate tools, they are able to build exceptional relationships with our customers, both internal and external, and confidently meet and exceed the customer’s expectations.  In addition, we encourage employees to participate in the various philanthropic events that we host as it is a way to strengthen our ties to the community and one another.  We remain dedicated to being an employer that empowers its team members, and we want them to feel proud of who we are as a collective organization.”

To learn more about National Interstate’s career opportunities, contact Andrea Herbst-Hauser at, 800-929-1500 x5729, or visit our website at


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National Interstate Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Interstate Corporation, is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a niche orientation and focus on the transportation industry. We differentiate ourselves by offering insurance products and services designed to meet the unique needs of targeted insurance buyers. Products include insurance for passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies, alternative risk transfer, or captive, insurance programs for commercial risks, specialty personal lines consisting of insurance products focused primarily on recreational vehicle owners, and transportation and general commercial insurance in Hawaii and Alaska. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, which include 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.