Great American Insurance Names Chad Stewart Annuities CIO

The Cincinnati-based insurer announced its new property/casualty CIO James R. Niehaus in September.

(Chad D. Stewart, photo courtesy of Great American.) 

Great American Insurance Group (Cincinnati) has named Chad D. Stewart senior VP and chief information officer of its Annuity Group. Stewart’s appointment is the second major technology officer appointment the company has made within a month, having announced the appointment of James R. Niehaus as CIO of its Property and Casualty Group in late September.

Since Stewart joined Great American in 2011, he has held roles of increasing responsibility and was promoted to divisional VP in 2013. Stewart has over 20 years of industry experience and, prior to joining the Company, served in leadership roles at Procter & Gamble and Hewlett Packard. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Northern Kentucky University.

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 or (503) 936-2803.

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