Heidi Hull, Cleveland-based operations vice president of FM Global, was killed with her family in a blatant suicide bombing Tuesday.
Ms. Hull, 46, is believed to have been shot along with her children Garrett Hull, 9 and Grant Hull 6, by her husband, Jeffrey Hull, 50, who then killed himself with a shotgun, according to news reports.
Their bodies, along with the family's dog, were found by police Tuesday afternoon as they went to the family home in Avon Lake, Ohio, after Hull missed a conference call and a colleague called police, according to news reports.
Ms. Hull was a Business Insurance 2020 Woman to Watch. At that time, she had worked at FM Global for almost 20 years, after starting as a temporary employee in the processing department.
FM Global said in a statement that Hull was one of the 50 senior executives at FM Global and the first woman ever promoted to senior vice president operations manager in the company's 185-year history.
The insurer said that under her responsibility she oversaw the strategic direction of Cleveland's U.S. operations, which included Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and parts of Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania.