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Karen Groff Assumes Role as President of Roanoke Insurance Group Inc.

[ October 13, 2017   //   ]

Roanoke Insurance Group Inc., a leading insurance and bond provider for trade and transportation, is pleased to announce that Karen Groff, Executive Vice President of Operations, assumed the role of president as of Oct. 1. Groff will be responsible for the ongoing leadership, management and directional planning of the organization. Groff takes over for Bill Sterrett who will remain as Chairman.

Sterrett said, “Karen is a strong leader who is results-oriented and constantly seeks ways to improve our products, services and ways of working. I am both confident and excited about the future of the organization with Karen as my successor. I have worked closely with Karen for most of her career and she cares deeply about our employees, customers and partners. She is whole-heartedly dedicated to our industry.”

Karen has more than 24 years of experience with Roanoke working in the specialty insurance areas of marine cargo, liability, transportation-related bonds and ATA Carnets. Karen has held various management positions in Roanoke’s regional sales and corporate offices, and is a champion of automation and creative client solutions.

“Without question, Bill Sterrett will be a tough act to follow after 32 years as President,” Groff stated, “but I am looking forward to the opportunity knowing I have his full support.” Groff also remarked, “I am energized by knowing the talent in our organization runs deep, and grateful that our clients are the beneficiaries. By empowering employees we unleash the best solutions for our clients. The key is to focus in and really listen to our clients in order to help them achieve their objectives, then execute!”