June 28, 2022
MARIETTA, PA (June 29, 2022) – Donegal Insurance Group® announced today that David W. Sponic, CPCU, CIC, has been named Senior Vice President of Personal Lines.
Sponic succeeds longtime SVP of Personal Lines Jeff Jacobsen, who will transition into an advisory role leading up to his retirement in early 2023.
Sponic previously led Donegal’s Personal Lines Marietta Marketing and Home Office Underwriting Operations. A Penn State graduate, he began his career with Donegal in 1990 as a Personal Lines Underwriter and in the decades since, has played a critical leadership role in nearly every strategic Personal Lines initiative. Among them: The recent introduction of a new suite of Personal Lines products, a new agency portal and a new policy administration system – all of which were critical investments for the future success of Personal Lines.
“As we move into the future, no one knows more about the detailed operations of Personal Lines at Donegal than Dave, who has played a critical role in designing, building and leading just about every function over the last three decades,” said Jeffery T. Hay, Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer for Donegal Insurance Group. “Dave is well respected by our internal team, and externally, amongst peers and agents. His robust industry knowledge, leadership and strategic perspective will position Donegal well to navigate the highly competitive and ever-changing Personal Insurance marketplace.”
Based in Donegal’s Marietta, Pa. Home Office, Sponic holds his Pennsylvania Property & Casualty license and serves as the Vice Chairman of the PA FAIR Plan Board, and former chairman of the Mutual Inspection Bureau Board.
Jacobsen’s retirement caps more than 40 years in the insurance industry – including three decades with Donegal, where his expertise has propelled Donegal’s Personal Lines operations to continued success.