Job Title:   Regional Gov Relations Manager
07 / 16 / 2014
Westfield Center
OH

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Build your career on a foundation of strength and security Westfield Group was awarded an “A” rating for financial strength from A.M. Best. We’ve built that strength for more than 165 years through our integrity and a commitment to customers. Our customer relationships are based on trust and peace of mind, and our employees are empowered to carry out our mission. Their professional reputation depends on it. We think our long history of financial strength and stability is the best foundation we can offer our employees. 

Our Government Relations business unit is looking for the right candidate to join our team as a Regional Government Relations Manager. In this role, based from our corporate headquarters in Medina, OH, you will be represent Westfield Group in a wide range of legislative, regulatory, and public affairs at the state level, such as:  supporting  political action committees and grassroots programs by identifying key legislative and regulatory issues to relevant business unit executives.  You will provide state-specific counsel to internal business operating units and develops strategies for promoting and advancing legislation and regulation favorable to Westfield Group, affiliated companies, agents, and policyholders.  You will advance favorable regulatory environment and work to eliminate statutory barriers to corporate plan as well as be accountable for compliance and ethics for all PAC and lobbyist activities. 

 
Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college.
  • 10+ years’ experience in the insurance business, claims, underwriting, marketing or staff background
  • Eligible for Lobbyist licensure in OH and all other operating states as needed.
  • Able to commit to 70% travel.

Prefer:
  • A law degree with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in law
  • 7 years’ experience and attained the CPCU or CLU
  • Insurance professional designation
  • Worked as, or served as an aide for, a state or federal legislator for a minimum of 2 years
  • Worked as a lobbyist for a minimum of 2 years


At Westfield, our employees know how their efforts contribute to the success of the company. Our compensation and benefits package is designed to enhance our employees’ work/life balance by addressing their need for financial security, personal and professional growth, family involvement, and a commitment to making a difference in their communities. Our Total Rewards package includes 401K, Pension Plan, Annual Incentive Program and Education Reimbursement.   
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