To help agents generate sales growth

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies has appointed Larry Pratt as vice president of sales.

Mr Pratt joined Farmers Insurance in June 1990. He was transferred to the home office in June 2001 as a marketing consultant II, a position he held until he was promoted to executive director, Alabama in April 2002.

In April 2005, he was given a new assignment as executive director, Texas. When responsibility for the Texas market was split in 2009, Mr Pratt was named South Texas State executive director.

Andy Reser, senior vice president of Agency Operations, said: “Larry brings renewed leadership and energy to this key position. He is the kind of individual we need to help our agents generate continued sales growth.”

Mr Pratt, said: “Our agents are key to the success of our organization and I am excited about the opportunity to continue building programs that will assure vigorous sales growth. Everyday, more than 15,000 Farmers agents across the country provide outstanding service and value to our customers and I am committed to assuring that our agents receive the tools and resources they need to grow.”