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Two NJM Managers Promoted to Directors

Bergen named Director, General Claims; Hardiman appointed Director, Personal Lines Policyholder Services

June 13, 2012

WEST TRENTON, NJ — William Bergen and John W. Hardiman have been named to Officer positions at New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company (NJM).

Bergen, of Morris Plains, N.J., joined NJM in 1988 as an Auto Claims Representative in the Roseland Office. He has held several positions within the General Claims Department, including Property Damage Supervisor, Bodily Injury Supervisor and Administrator (Parsippany) before being named a Manager in 2011. He is a graduate of Moravian College. Prior to his experience at NJM, Bergen worked most recently at Electron Fusion Devices.

Hardiman, of Hamilton, N.J., has served as a Manager of Personal Lines Services since 2010. He is a graduate of Rider University and a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), the highest designation in the insurance industry. He joined NJM in 1994 as a Customer Service Trainee and has served in NJM's Commercial Lines and Personal Lines departments in various capacities. He is also Secretary of the Board of Directors of NJM Bank.

New Jersey Manufacturers is the largest provider of Personal Auto and Workers' Compensation insurance in the state, and is a major carrier of Commercial Auto and residential coverages. NJM writes coverage directly for consumers and operates in a mutual fashion exclusively for policyholders. More than $5 billion have been paid to policyholders as dividends since 1918.