Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Appoints John L. Ward to the Board of Directors

HASTINGS, MI--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, an award-winning, regional Property Casualty insurance carrier serving six states in the Midwest, announces the appointment of John L. Ward to the company's Board of Directors. Ward was officially appointed during the company Board meeting that took place on Wednesday, April 10. He has more than 36 years of business experience, and currently is the Founder and CEO of Cincinnatus Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the insurance industry.

"John is an outstanding addition to the Hastings Mutual Board of Directors," said Joe Babiak, CEO & president of Hastings Mutual. "His extensive industry knowledge, experience, and success as an entrepreneur are great assets to the Board." 

As Founder and CEO of Ward Group, where he worked for 13 years, Ward helped shape the insurance industry benchmarking field with the company being widely recognized as a leader within the industry. Ward Group provided benchmarking services to over 300 property-casualty and life-health insurance companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Ward previously served as Senior Partner and National Practice Director for the U.S. Financial Services Industry Consulting Practice at Deloitte & Touche. 

Ward holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Dayton and has attended executive courses at Harvard Business School. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of both the Michael J. Ward Memorial Foundation and Ward Family Foundation.

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is an award-winning, A. M. Best: A+ rated regional Property Casualty insurance company. Hastings Mutual operates in the six Midwestern states of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The company, based in Hastings, Michigan, was founded in 1885. Hastings Mutual writes commercial, farm, and personal lines business through a network of independent insurance agents. For more information about Hastings Mutual visit the company website at www.hastingsmutual.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Information:

Shannon Heads
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
404 E. Woodlawn Ave.
Hastings MI 49058
Phone: (269) 948-1419
Email address: sheads@hastingsmutual.com