Selective Insurance Group Inc. has named John J. Marchioni to succeed Gregory E. Murphy, who is retiring.
Marchioni, the company's president and chief operating officer since 2013, will assume the CEO post Feb. 1.
Murphy, who has been CEO since 1999 and chairman of the Selective board since 2000, will assume the newly created role of executive chairman of the Selective board upon his retirement, the company said.
Marchioni has more than 21 years at Selective and has worked across all areas of the operation.
In May 2019, Marchioni was elected to Selective's board of directors. He joined Selective in 1998 as a government affairs specialist, was promoted to assistant vice president of government affairs in 2000, and was named vice president of government affairs in 2003.
He was appointed vice president and strategic business unit leader in 2004 and senior vice president, director of personal lines and flood in 2005.
In 2007, he was promoted to executive vice president, chief field operations leader and, in 2008, executive vice president, insurance operations, the company said in a statement.