Farmers Insurance Group of Companies has appointed Dan Schrock as vice president of expansion markets.

Mr Schrock has joined in May 1990 as an auto underwriter in the Overland Park Regional office. In January 1993 he was transferred to the claims function as a claims representative. He moved through the claims ranks as senior claims representative, claims management trainee, and branch claims supervisor of the Tulsa.

In August 1998, Mr Schrock has transferred to the Columbus Service Center as a personal lines agency consultant. Two years later, he relocated as Farmers Financial Solutions national sales manager. He was transferred to the Austin Service Center as division marketing manager and returned to the Home Office as a senior marketing consultant and was later promoted to director of Home Office Sales.

Scott Stice, senior vice president of Farmers Insurance Group, said: Dan brings a great deal of experience and talent to this newly-created position. He possesses the right skill sets needed to lead our Business Development Centers in Ohio and Wisconsin and will be a critical force in helping Farmers expand our exclusive agency force into new markets in the US.

Farmers Group, a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly-owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group.