Grange Insurance Names Tim Cunningham CIO

Cunningham will be responsible for major technology investments across all lines of business with the goal of delivering excellent customer service through innovative solutions.

(Tim Cunningham, Grange’s new CIO. Image source: Grange Insurance.) 

Grange Insurance has appointed Tim Cunningham VP and chief information officer. Cunningham will be responsible for major technology investments across all lines of business with the goal of delivering excellent customer service through innovative solutions, according to a company statement. Cunningham succeeds Michael Fergang in the CIO role.

Doreen DeLaney Crawley, COO, Grange Insurance.

Doreen DeLaney Crawley, COO, Grange Insurance.

Cunningham has nearly 30 years of experience managing technology systems and processes. The majority of his career was spent rising through the ranks at Bank One. Following that company’s merger with JP Morgan Chase, Cunningham served as chief technology officer, managing director, retail technology services, where he was involved in developing digital and mobile strategies.

Cunningham’s next appointment was his most recent role as chief technology officer and managing director of centralized technology operations at JP Morgan Chase. In that role, he was responsible for the strategy and implementation of services such as electronic payment processing and mobile deposit capture. He also managed back-office fulfillment and servicing, IT architecture and infrastructure, business workflow solutions and quality assurance.

Expanding Technology Capabilities

“Technology changes at a rapid pace, and Tim is exceptionally skilled at not just keeping up with trends, but being ahead of the curve,” comments Doreen DeLaney Crawley, COO, Grange Insurance. “I’m confident that his expertise will expand the company’s technology capabilities and advance our digital strategies.”

John Ammendola, president and CEO, Grange Insurance.

John Ammendola, president and CEO, Grange Insurance.

“Under Tim’s leadership, I look forward to evolving our technology to deliver excellent digital service and ease of doing business for our agents and customers,” adds John Ammendola, president and CEO, Grange.

Cunningham received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, with a major in Information Systems.

Grange Insurance ($2 billion in assets and over $1 billion in annual revenue) provides offers auto, home, life and business insurance through its independent agent distribution channel. The carrier does business in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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