Carmel-based Protective Insurance Corporation (NASDAQ: PTVCA) (NASDAQ: PTVCB) has named Jeremy D. Johnson  chief executive officer. Johnson previously served as CEO and president of Lexington Insurance Company, AIG’s excess and surplus lines unit.

Johnson was also a broker for Sedgwick Inc. and Marsh Inc. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in law from the University of Oxford, UK.

“We’re delighted that Jeremy will be joining our team to serve as our CEO,” said Protective’s Chairman of the Board, Jay Nichols, in a news release. “Jeremy’s more than 25 years of insurance industry experience, leading large teams and managing complex books of business, makes him an ideal leader for the team at Protective. His extensive background with commercial insurance risks, including commercial automobile coverages, will be invaluable for both our insureds and our broker partners. We look forward to benefiting from Jeremy’s leadership and expertise as Protective continues enabling commerce, providing recovery from unfortunate events, and saving lives by serving as a strong partner to our stakeholders in the transportation safety ecosystem.”