James “JC” Wallace of Allegheny Insurance Services, Inc., in Elkins and Philippi, recently became a member of a very select group of State Auto independent agents – a PaceSetter agent.

“The goal of our year-long PaceSetter program is to form a sales/marketing partnership with each agent to improve service to all our customers,” said Chairman/CEO Robert Restrepo. “This group is truly our ‘cream of the crop,’ and we’re proud to have members of Allegheny’s caliber in the group, representing State Auto in West Virginia.”

In the coming months, State Auto sales personnel will work closely with PaceSetter agents, like Wallace, in forming a true sales alliance and providing professional assistance and feedback, as necessary. “We were very selective in choosing our PaceSetter agents who come from only our very top agencies,” Restrepo added. “The program was designed to ‘make a good thing even better,’ and that’s what we hope to accomplish during the program period.”

State Auto operates in 34 states, through more than 30,000 agents, and for five decades, has been A+ rated by A.M. Best company, an independent rater of insurance companies. (State Auto is one of only 12 companies that has achieved A+ status from A.M. Best since the beginning.)