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RICHFIELD, OH – March 7, 2017 – National Interstate Insurance Company is proud to be recognized by Smart Business Magazine as a Smart Culture Honoree. All Honorees, including National Interstate, demonstrated a culture that bolsters productivity, enhances job satisfaction and provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as a Smart Culture Honoree, but this truly belongs to our employees for creating the culture that is being honored,” said Tony Mercurio, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Interstate. “National Interstate’s mission is to develop and execute industry-leading insurance programs focused on customers in specialty niche insurance markets, primarily related to the transportation industry. But, it’s our people that make the difference, allowing us to create truly exceptional customer experiences.”

“We’re very excited to see our efforts acknowledged outside of our company walls. It’s our continuous goal to employ individuals who set high standards for themselves and hold others accountable to ensure we are putting everything we have into driving a successful business,” said Tony Brown, Vice President of Human Resources. “No matter what department group you work in at National Interstate, we each have the opportunity to make an impact on our business. That’s important and it is what motivates us to be our best every day.”

Honorees will be recognized at the Smart Culture Conference & Awards event on April 6, 2017.

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


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.


Amanda Genther, Media Relations
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