Michelle, the former editorial director, insurance, at QuinStreet, is a writer, editor and expert on car insurance and personal finance. Prior to joining QuinStreet, she reported and edited articles on technology, lifestyle, education and government for magazines, websites and major newspapers, including the New York Daily News.
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Ashlee, a former managing editor, insurance, at QuinStreet, is a journalist and business professional. She earned an MBA in 2014 with a concentration in finance. She has more than 15 years of hands-on experience in the finance industry.
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In 1923, insurance executive Hawthorne K. Dent had the vision to pioneer a whole new approach to insurance, so he started General Insurance Company of America in Seattle, Washington. People called the company, “The General.”
In 1953, “The General” created a subsidiary called Selective Auto and Fire Insurance Company of America, or SAFECO. In 1997 Safeco acquired American States Financial Corporation doubling their agent force and increasing their presence east of the Rocky Mountains. In 2004, Safeco sold its life and investments division to focus on property and casualty insurance.
In September 2008, Safeco became part of Liberty Mutual Insurance.