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AF Group announces leadership changes

Steve Cooper

The president of AF Group’s Accident Fund Insurance Company of America will retire, effective Feb. 1, 2021, the Lansing, Michigan-based insurer announced Monday.

Al Gileczek, who also served as president of Accident Fund subsidiary CompWest, has been with Accident Fund since 2007. Steve Cooper, currently president of AF Group’s United Wisconsin Insurance Co., known as United Heartland, and Third Coast Insurance Co., will move into the new role of president of AF Group’s workers compensation division upon Mr. Gileczek’s retirement. Mr. Cooper, who has presided over United Heartland for a decade, was named president of Third Coast Underwriters in 2019.

In addition, AF Group’s vice president of marketing, Keith Adkins, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 4, 2021. He has been with the insurer since 1986. A replacement has not yet been named.