Chris Schell

SVP, Property & Casualty at Statefarm


Chris is responsible for helping State Farm achieve profitable growth, delivering new products and capabilities on behalf of customers, and leading the underwriting, actuarial, modeling, billing and call center associates who deliver remarkable customer experiences every day.

Chris joined State Farm in 1990 as Commercial Lines Underwriter in Newark, Ohio. In 1994, Chris opened his State Farm agency serving the community of Cincinnati, Ohio before returning to company leadership. He has served in a variety of executive agency leadership positions in Ohio, Illinois and Texas, and led the strategy work and day-to-day operations within Corporate Agency. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President – Eastern Market Area. He was responsible for providing the vision and strategic direction for profitable growth for the more than 3,100 State Farm agents and agency leaders in the 14 states comprising the Eastern Market Area.

Chris received a bachelor's degree in marketing from University of Dayton and a master’s degree in business from Ohio University.


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