National Interstate Logo

About us: Newsroom

About Us > Newsroom


RICHFIELD, Ohio – December 12, 2016 – National Interstate Insurance Company is pleased to announce the promotion of George Skuggen to Senior Vice President and the hiring of Steve Blankenship as Vice President, Passenger Transportation.
In his new role, Mr. Skuggen will oversee National Interstate’s Truck and Environmental, National Accounts and Passenger Transportation products. Mr. Skuggen previously served as National Interstate’s Vice President of Truck and Environmental. Prior to joining National Interstate, he held key leadership positions at several insurance companies including Westfield, CNA and Progressive.
Mr. Skuggen earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University. In addition, he holds a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
Mr. Blankenship will oversee all passenger transportation insurance products while utilizing his extensive underwriting background to uncover additional business opportunities.
Mr. Blankenship has over 26 years of industry experience, most recently serving in a management role for AIG.
Mr. Blankenship graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management and is also a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Workers’ Compensation Advisor (CWCA).


About National Interstate

An Insurance Experience Built Around You

National Interstate Insurance Company 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 our customers. Products include insurance for passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies with an emphasis on alternative risk transfer, or captive, insurance programs. 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.

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.


Press Contact:

Amanda Genther, Media Relations
National Interstate Insurance Company | 330-523-5482