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Farmers Insurance names Virginia Tam Personal Lines Agent of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA-- (September 29, 2011) –Virginia Tam, a Farmers agent in Fremont, California, has been named Farmers Personal Lines Agent of the Year. She received the honor at Presidents Council, the annual conference that celebrates Farmers’ most elite group of agents and district managers.

“In a challenging economic year, Virginia says that the key to building a thriving agency is retention, and she attributes a lot of her agency’s focus on multi-line sales and excellent customer service,” noted Farmers President of Personal Lines, Brian Dwyer. “That is because she is committed to building lifelong relationships with her customers and their families.”

“Virginia has been a Farmers agent for 17 years. She grew her agency, with a super staff of eight, by more than 800 policies in 2010. She is a strong believer in networking and frequently attends small neighborhood events to Chamber of Commerce meetings,” Dwyer said.

A mother of two, Tam is an active member of the PTA at her daughters’ school. She is also an ardent supporter of her local Rotary Club and the Chinese cultural center and school in Fremont and volunteers for a local citizens’ group devoted to finding ways to better the lives of people in her community.

About Farmers Insurance
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at

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