Farmers Insurance Receives ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’ Award From Olathe, Kansas Chamber of Commerce

Feb 3rd, 2009 | By Hot News Reporter | Category: Insurance Today

(PRNewswire) – The Olathe, Kansas Chamber of Commerce has awarded the prestigious “Corporate Citizen of the Year” award to Farmers Insurance Group of CompaniesĀ®.

Vince Donofrio, Vice President, HelpPoint Operations, Rod Johnson, Vice President of ServicePoint Operations and Rob Koch, Director of the National Property Claims Operations accepted the special award from Olathe Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Char MacCullem and Chamber President Frank Taylor. “We are honored to be recognized as the Corporate Citizen of the Year. We are very proud of our team and the great work they are doing in our community. Thank you for recognizing our efforts,” Mr. Donofrio told the group.

Farmers Insurance has over 3,000 employees and is the largest private employer in the City of Olathe. Olathe is home to Farmers HelpPoint, Farmers ServicePoint and Farmers National Property and Catastrophe Claims operations.

“We are blessed to have caring employees that enjoy helping others,” Mr. Donofrio continued. “It’s one of the things that make our culture special.”

Char MacCullem, Chamber Chairwoman congratulated Farmers and described its growth in Olathe. “Farmers growth in Olathe exploded in 2000 when the company began centralizing portions of its nationwide claims operation at the 119th Street Technology Park. Since that time Farmers has added two additional facilities in the Technology Park along with a facility in the Corporate Ridge Office Park at K-10 and Ridgeview Road,” she said.

“These operations represent a huge investment in Olathe. The new three story facility will become an Olathe landmark and a symbol of Farmers’ significant corporate presence in our city,” Mrs. MacCullem added.

Farmers Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services, an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. FarmersĀ® is the nation’s third-largest Personal Lines Property & Casualty insurance group. Property and casualty products are underwritten and issued by the Farmers Exchanges and their subsidiaries, which Farmers Group, Inc. manages but does not own. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Farmers insurers provide Homeowners, Auto, Business, Life insurance and financial services to more than 10 million households.

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