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RICHFIELD, OH – May 22, 2017 – Three National Interstate Insurance Company ("National Interstate") employees recently received Patriot Awards by the Ohio Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Paul Stock, Assistant Vice President Risk Management, and Timothy Brewster, Risk Management Team Leader, and Dave Michelson, Senior Advisor and former President and CEO of National Interstate were recognized for the extraordinary support and flexibility provided to Christopher Vasquez and Chad Poniewasz in balancing their National Interstate employment with their Ohio Army National Guard obligations.

"Supportive employers like National Interstate who encourage managers like Paul, Tim and Dave are vital to the success of our mission and the defense of this nation," said Randy Gasser, Ohio ESGR Ombudsman Director. "Our Guard and Reserve members could not perform their military duty without knowing their civilian employers support them 100 percent."

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit


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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