Safelite Group Appoints VP of Legislative Affairs
COLUMBUS, Ohio– June 25, 2012 – Scot Zajic has joined Safelite® Group as vice president of legislative affairs. In this newly created position, Zajic will oversee Safelite’s legislative affairs strategy and develop proactive initiatives within the state legislative arena.
Zajic brings 15+ years of proven experience in managing government relations strategies that result in measurable outcomes aligned with the company’s business strategies and market objectives.
Most recently, Zajic led his own government relations consulting firm, Hinman Zajic, in Phoenix, Ariz., working with national clients to help them achieve legislative and regulatory results through proactive and strategic leadership. Previously, he spent five years as chief public policy officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio. In this role, he leveraged his ability to collaborate and influence to drive federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives as well as managing the company’s political action committee (PAC) and grassroots efforts. Additionally, Zajic has held legislative affairs roles with Assurant Inc. and State Farm Insurance Companies.
“Scot was selected for this position based on his strong legislative affairs background within the insurance industry, his proven ability to help companies build and develop legislative strategies and, as importantly, his excellent leadership skills and alignment with our corporate culture and values,” said Katherine Marshall, Belron® and Safelite® Regional General Counsel.
Tom Feeney, Safelite® Group president and CEO, shared, “Throughout the interview process, Scot demonstrated his leadership skills, and that he is collaborative, innovative, understands his role within the business and has a drive for extraordinary results.”
Zajic has experience working with national organizations such as the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, National Council of Insurance Legislators, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, American Legislative Exchange Council, National Conference of State Legislators, Business Industry Political Action Committee, Public Affairs Council, and various state-based insurance trade groups throughout the country. He holds a BA, Political Science (Minor History) from the Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.
About Safelite® Group
Safelite® Group, a subsidiary of Belron®, is a multi-faceted vehicle glass and claims management service organization based in Columbus, Ohio. The company, which has been in business since 1947, is comprised of four major business operations that include Safelite AutoGlass®, a vehicle glass repair and replacement services; Safelite® Solutions and Alliance Claims SolutionsTM, which offer fleet and insurance claims management services; Service AutoGlass®, a wholesale and distribution operation; and Safelite® Glass Corp., a manufacturing and distribution business unit. The company employs more than 10,000 people throughout the United States.For more information, visit www.safelite.com/.