As you all know, we suffered a devastating loss with the loss of Robert Seltzer on December 26, 2016. He was such an important part of our organization and we will always be grateful for the dedication he had to Seltzer Group Partners, its employees and clients. We remember his contribution to Seltzer Group Partners and look to his vision for the future as we continue to grow.
As the great risk manager he was, Bob planned for his eventual departure from the business. He specified the importance for Seltzer Group Partners to continue on and put a plan in place for a smooth, successful transition in his absence. Seltzer Group Partners has always been committed to perpetuating from within and being locally owned and operated- this has not changed.
On January 4, 2017 our Board of Directors appointed Steven Stramara President of Seltzer Group Partners. Steve has been an integral part of Seltzer Group Partners since 1989. He has served as Senior Vice President for many years and has worked alongside Bob and the rest of the executive team to build the agency into what it is today. Steve is honored to take on the responsibility this position entails and is committed, as always, to the employees and clients of Seltzer Group Partners. His goal is to grow and strengthen the agency, leading the organization to a bright future.
In addition, Peter Krammes will be assuming the role of Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance of Seltzer Group Partners. Pete has been an important member of the agency since 1999. He has served as Vice President of Personal Lines for 11 years and has been active on the executive team since 2006. Pete is also honored to take on this responsibility and is dedicated to the success of the agency.
Steve and Pete will continue the tradition Bob helped to build and are proud to carry on the strength of the agency into the future.