National Interstate Insurance Company Promotes Christopher E. Mikolay and Daniel M. Keenan

Chris Mikolay to Senior Vice President, Specialty Division

Dan Keenan to Vice President, National Accounts

RICHFIELD, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Interstate Insurance Company is pleased to announce the promotions of Christopher (Chris) E. Mikolay to Senior Vice President, Specialty Division and Daniel (Dan) M. Keenan to Vice President, National Accounts.

Mr. Mikolay will assume leadership responsibility for National Interstate’s Specialty Division and Hawaii office. The Specialty Division consists of insurance programs in industries including waste operations, fleet towing and recovery, heavy haul and crane, ambulance, energy and environmental, and rental car.

Mr. Mikolay joined National Interstate in 2007 as a Product Manager and has held various positions of increasing responsibility. After leading and launching several captive programs within the Alternative Products Division, he held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for National Interstate. For the last several years, Mr. Mikolay has been instrumental in the formation, management and growth of the National Accounts Division and managed the Truck Captive programs and Business Development team.

Mr. Keenan will assume leadership of the National Accounts Division, which insures some of the company’s largest and most complex risks.

Mr. Keenan joined National Interstate in 2006, holding key management positions in several divisions. From 2011 – 2015 he was Director of Business Development at the Vanliner Division, where he was instrumental in the formation and growth of several captive insurance programs for the moving and storage industry. Most recently, Mr. Keenan has served as Assistant Vice President in the Specialty Division.

“We are fortunate to have such talented individuals in our organization, and I am thrilled for Chris and Dan. At National Interstate we are focused on serving the unique needs of our niche customer groups; this change and increase in each of their responsibilities allows us to leverage their broad skills to do so,” commented Shawn Los, Executive Vice President, National Interstate.

About National Interstate

An Insurance Experience Built Around You

National Interstate Insurance Company offers insurance products and services, including alternative risk transfer programs, focused on the transportation industry. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, Vanliner Insurance Company, National Interstate Insurance Company of Hawaii, Inc., and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best (rating affirmed October 28, 2020).

National Interstate is a member of Great American Insurance Group. The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG). AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.


National Interstate Contact:
Jordan Martin, Media Relations

National Interstate Insurance Company

jordan.martin@natl.com | 330-523-5722

Great American Insurance Group Media Contact:
Diane P. Weidner

Vice President, Investor and Media Relations, American Financial Group




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