Fred Eppinger assumed leadership of The Hanover Insurance Group as its president and CEO in 2003. Under his guidance, The Hanover grew from a regional company to a national carrier. With Eppinger’s leadership, The Hanover developed a broad portfolio of distinctive and specialized capabilities, which are solely distributed through a select group of the best independent agents in the country. During his tenure, he oversaw numerous acquisitions, including Chaucer, a leading managing agency at Lloyds of London, that gives The Hanover a broad international reach. Today, The Hanover is one of the largest insurance companies in the United States and one of the fastest growing. Eppinger has announced he will retire in 2016.