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Merchants Insurance Group has promoted Shad McKnight to Senior Vice President of Underwriting and Product. In this role, Mr. McKnight leads the underwriting, product management and product development functions for Merchants Insurance Group.

Mr. McKnight, who joined Merchants in 2010, has a wide-ranging background including underwriting and product leadership roles with several national insurance carriers in the property and casualty insurance industry. While he has spent much of his career in underwriting, product management and product development, he also has spent time in marketing, strategic program management, claims and information technology.

Mr. McKnight holds a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University, a master’s degree from Ohio State University, and an information technology degree from Devry Institute of Technology.

He and his family reside in Orchard Park.

Merchants Insurance Group

Merchants Insurance Group

Merchants Insurance Group sells its products through a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agents in Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. We sell our products through independent insurance agents because we believe they provide value to policyholders through their broad range of products and their insurance expertise.