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Main Street America Insurance has named industry veteran Richard Vaughn to lead the company’s Sales organization. He reports to Chris Listau, president and CEO, as a member of the Senior Leadership team.

Based in the Charlotte, N.C. area, Vaughn has extensive experience in commercial underwriting, sales management, and executive leadership during 20-plus years in the P&C industry. Most recently, he served as vice president, head of Global Specialty Distribution at The Hartford, where he was responsible for advancing key partner relationships, driving distribution strategy, and establishing sales excellence practices across a diverse set of products and channels. Prior to Global Specialty, he was vice president of Distribution Management for The Hartford’s Enterprise Sales & Distribution function.

For Main Street America, he will oversee six sales regions as well as the company’s Sales Effectiveness, Field Operations and Sales Support functions.

“We’re pleased to welcome Richard to the Main Street America family,” said Listau. “He joins us at an exciting time, as we continue to expand product offerings and introduce new technology to independent agents to help them better serve their customers."

“There’s no doubt his passion for working with independent agents will drive profitable growth and that his leadership will help advance customer relationships.” 

Vaughn is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, earning bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Insurance & Risk Management. He has also held the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation since 2008.

About Main Street America Insurance
Founded in 1923, Main Street America Insurance offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance, as well as fidelity and surety bond products, to individuals, families, and businesses throughout the United States. The company writes more than $1.1 billion in annual premium exclusively through independent insurance agents. Main Street America carries an "A" (Excellent) Financial Strength Rating, with a Stable Outlook, and “a+” Issuer Credit Rating from A.M. Best. In 2018, Main Street America merged with American Family Insurance, the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and seventh largest Farm owner’s carrier, becoming the group’s channel to distribute products through independent agents. Visit us at and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

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