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John Henle named Farmers Insurance South Texas State Executive Director

Los Angeles, CA (December 21, 2009) -- Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® announces the appointment of John Henle to South Texas State Executive Director. Mr. Henle replaces Larry Pratt who has been promoted to Vice President – Sales in the Home Office, Los Angeles.

“John brings a wealth of insurance knowledge to his new position,” notes Jerry Carnahan, Executive Vice President—Field Operations. “He has done an excellent job in Utah where he served as State Executive Director since March, 2007. He will add great value to our Texas operations.”

Mr. Henle began his career with Farmers in 1999 as an Auto Property Adjuster in the Las Vegas BCO. In 2001, he joined the Marketing department as a Marketing Specialist in the California State Office. After working in the Los Angeles and San Diego markets, he was promoted to Home Office Sales as a Marketing Consultant I. In 2003, he was promoted to Division Marketing Manager in Seattle, Washington.

In 2005, Mr. Henle was promoted to a Marketing Consultant II in the Agencies in Home Office, working with 13 states from the Northern Zone. He was then promoted to Senior Marketing Consultant, in State Operations for the Central Zone in September of 2006.

Mr. Henle earned a Bachelor’s degree in secondary education at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Henle, his wife Rebecca, and their two children are in the process of moving to Austin, Texas.

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