Tuesday, 28 October 2008 09:46

AIG has named Anthony J. DeSantis as president-CEO of its Personal Auto Group

Quieting speculation that AIG might shortly have to sell its Personal Auto Group, which includes aigdirect.com, the company appointed a new head for the direct personal line automobile insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. , AIG Agency Auto, which provides personal lines insurance through a network of independent agencies and brokerages throughout the United States, and AIG Hawaii.

Based in Wilmington, Del., DeSantis succeeds Bruce Marlow, who has left the company.

DeSantis joined AIG in 1986, and has held several management and executive positions in the AIG personal lines companies, including president of AIG Marketing for AIG's direct auto business. He was named chief operating officer of aigdirect.com in September 2007 following the merger with 21st Century Insurance Group.

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