Mike Arnold Named VP of Sales & Marketing for Summit

Summit, a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance services in the southeastern United States, announced today that Mike Arnold has been named the company’s vice president of sales and marketing.

“Mike Arnold’s leadership and contributions have been crucial to the growth and success of our Southeast Region office in Gainesville, Georgia over the last eight years. One of Mike’s strongest talents is building relationships with our agency partners. In this position, he will have an opportunity to broaden his customer-focused approach to help build and maintain strong relationships,” said Rick Hodges, Summit’s president and CEO.

For the past two years, Arnold was vice president of the Southeast Region. Prior to this, he was regional director for that region since March 2001. He began his Summit career as an account executive in the Florida sales department in October 2000.

Arnold graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor of science in criminology and has been in the insurance industry for 21 years.

Summit provides workers’ compensation products and services to nearly 38,000 businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Summit—which includes Summit Consulting Inc. and its subsidiaries—is based in Lakeland, Fla., and has offices in Baton Rouge, La., and Gainesville, Ga. It is part of Liberty Mutual Agency Markets, a business unit of Liberty Mutual Group which consists of property and casualty, and specialty insurance carriers that distribute their products and services primarily through independent agents and brokers.