Erie Insurance band earns spot at the regional finals of FORTUNE Battle of the
Cover Story will represent ERIE in Nashville on July 13 for chance to play
finals at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
ERIE, Pa., March 21, 2013
ERIE, Pa., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official: Erie Insurance rocks.
Cover Story, a classic rock band made up of employees from the insurance
carrier, has earned a spot in the regional finals of the FORTUNE Battle of the
Corporate Bands. They'll face off against 18 other bands for one of eight
spots in the finals, which will take place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and Museum in Cleveland in September. This is the first year Cover Story has
competed in the contest, though the band is already known throughout Erie,
having played events such as Music in the Vineyards and Roar on the Shore.
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Cover Story has been playing together for eight years and consists of five
oPaul Bittner – Bass guitar hero and workers compensation claims vice
oPaul Borden – Talents include but not limited to: rhythm guitar shredding,
keyboards and senior organizational effectiveness consultant
oSonia Esfabodirad – Diva, lead vocals and claims project manager
oMatt Myers – Fearless lead guitarist, vocalist and claims senior vice
oBilly Stiles – Drum wailer and claims project manager
"When people think about storied rock towns, no doubt Erie, Pa., springs to
the top of many minds," said a grinning Myers. "Our goal is to show the judges
in Nashville that a group of insurance pros from a small city near a big lake
deserve to play the Rock Hall."
This is the 13^th year of the FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands, which
supports education programs at the Rock Hall. Past winners include bands from
Ernst & Young, Procter & Gamble, and eBay.
To learn more about Cover Story visit their Facebook page at
According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie,
Pennsylvania, is the 15th largest homeowners insurer and 12^th largest
automobile insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and
the 20th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total
lines net premium written. The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best
Company, has more than 4.5 million policies in force and operates in 11 states
and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance Group is a FORTUNE 500 company.
Erie Insurance is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 Customer
Service Champion. ERIE is one of only 50 U.S. companies so named. Erie
Insurance is also recognized on the list of Ward's 50 Group of top performing
insurance companies, which analyzes the financial performance of 3,000
property and casualty companies and recognizes the top performers for
achieving outstanding results in safety, consistency and financial performance
over a five-year period (2007-2011).
News releases and more information about Erie Insurance Group are available at
SOURCE Erie Insurance
Contact: Leah Knapp, Erie Insurance, +1-814-449-6792,
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