The Tampa, Fla.-based Institute for Business & Home Safety,the property-casualty insurance industry's loss reduction tradeassociation, said Rod Matthews has been named board chairman.

Mr. Matthews, who is underwriting vice president, property andcasualty, with State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, succeeds PhilLove, chief executive officer of South Carolina Farm Bureau MutualInsurance Company.

Mr. Love will remain on the IBHS board as immediate pastchairman. Mr. Matthews was previously the IBHS board's vicechairman and chairman of its executive committee. Those positionswill now be held by Kevin Kelso, president of personal lines atFarmers Insurance Group.

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