Markel Corporation Appoints John Latham as President of Southeast Region
Richmond, VA, October 20, 2008 - Markel Corporation is pleased to announce that John K. Latham has been named president of the newly formed Southeast Region of Markel Corporation. In addition to his new role, he will continue to head the Office of Business Development.
The Southeast Region is one of five regions in the new structure of Markel's excess and surplus lines operations. Markel's new regional structure is an effort to improve customer service by getting closer to its agents, providing one point of contact, and offering a wider range of insurance products. Plans for the new structure will be fully implemented in early 2009.
As president of the Southeast Region, John will organize the management team that will focus on marketing and underwriting all of Markel's products. The region will serve the wholesale distribution community in nine Southeastern states and Puerto Rico.
John has been with Markel for six years and has held several roles including president of Markel Re and chief information officer. In addition, he created the Office of Business Development for Markel and has headed that department since 2007.
For more information contact: Letha E. Heaton (847) 572-6250 firstname.lastname@example.org; Gail A. Strejc (847) 572-6252 email@example.com
Atlass Insurance Group
Edward W. Crawford, Jr. joins Atlass Insurance Group.
Edward Crawford has recently joined Atlass Insurance Group with over 26 years of insurance experience; specializing in recreational watercraft both power and sail. He also brings with him a wealth of experience in risk management of luxury homes and personal assets.
Edward has been racing sailboats and fishing Florida waters for over 40 years. He has also worked for yacht designer Mark Soverel, building, designing and racing several successful ocean-racing sailboats. He has been an active member of the Palm Beach Sailing Club for 30 years, including terms as board member and director. He is also a member of Palm Beach Kiwanis for over 16 years including a term as president.
Edward will be able to benefit brokers, yacht and luxury homeowners with his expertise in the varied complexities of today's insurance market. Founded in 1981, Atlass Insurance Group, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida offers comprehensive insurance solutions for commercial and recreational marine, luxury homes and personal assets, aviation, commercial property and more, providing personal service, custom programs and competitive rates.
For more information contact: Atlass Insurance Group, 1300 S.E. 17th Street, Suite 220, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, Tel: 954-525-0582, www.atlassinsurance.com
National Specialty Underwriters, Inc.
MARK WALKER JOINS
NSU HEALTH CARE'S PHYSICIAN TEAM IN ATLANTA
ATLANTA, GA (September 2, 2008) - National Specialty Underwriters, Inc., (NSU) announced today that they have hired Mark Walker as their newest Sales Executive in their Atlanta, Georgia branch office. NSU Healthcare is an insurance program administrator specializing in medical professional liability for the healthcare industry.
"The Healthcare team is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Walker as a Sales Executive in the Atlanta office," commented Ben Newman, Healthcare Division Manager. "Mark has 14 years experience in underwriting solo physicians, physician groups as well as integrated health systems and allied health. He also spent the last 8 years in a sales role. We are very excited to have Mark on board to add to the depth of the Atlanta Healthcare Team. For agents wishing to contact Mark, he may now be reached at 770-618-2187."
National Specialty Underwriters, Inc. is an insurance program administrator and wholesale broker offering insurance solutions for Hospitality, Healthcare, Catastrophic Property, and selected Casualty Excess risks. NSU has offices in Bellevue, Washington; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Poughkeepsie, New York; and Boca Raton, Florida. NSU distributes its products through retail insurance agents and brokers nationwide.
Those who are interested in further information can contact Brad Hatfield at 425-450-1090, or visit our website at www.nsui.com.
Insurance Specialty Group, LLC (ISG)
INSURANCE SPECIALTY GROUP, LLC ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF
ELM INSURANCE BROKERS ACQUISITION
Atlanta, GA - Insurance Specialty Group, LLC (ISG) announces the completion of the acquisition and merger with E.L.M. Insurance Brokers, Inc. (ELM) creating a $150 million marketing powerhouse. The combined companies will have 10 offices throughout the United States. "Acquiring ELM's expertise in professional and specialty lines will give ISG added coverage lines to distribute to its retail clients nationwide. It will greatly complement the lines we already provide our customers," said ISG's CEO Bruce Harrell.
This acquisition and the recent five-year strategic alliance agreement with Home Buyers Warranty Corporation (HBW) for the marketing, underwriting and servicing of the Asset Protection Program (APP) expand ISG's offerings in the specialty lines insurance market.
ISG was formed in 2003. The collective goal of the founding principals was to seek out people of the highest integrity and industry experience who were dedicated and committed to creating a partnership with clients and customers. ISG is a national insurance brokerage and underwriting firm with offices in New York, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Dallas, Texas; Boca Raton, Fla.; Hartford, Conn.; Burbank, Calif.; and Los Angeles Calif.
Media Contacts: ISG: Bruce Harrell (678) 742-6300 or Jim Leach (678) 742-6335, ELM: Fred Fisher, ELM (310) 322-1301
Sovereign General Insurance Services
Jeff Ornelas has joined Sovereign General Insurance Services as a transportation program manager.
Jeff has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years specializing in transportation type risks. He will continue to concentrate on enhancing and increasing his transportation book of business. He will be working out of Southern California. Sovereign General specializes in transportation/trucking coverage's and is licensed throughout the country.
Contact: Martin F. Sullivan, Jr., EVP of Mktg., Sovereign General Insurance Services, Inc., 501 W Weber Avenue, Fourth Floor, Stockton, CA 95203, (209) 932-5212, Cell: (209) 471-5922, Fax: (209) 546-7970, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sovereign-general.com
IBSL (formerly known as International Brokerage & Surplus Lines)
IBSL is pleased to announce that Mike Reiter has joined the firm as a principal
IBSL (formerly known as International Brokerage & Surplus Lines) is pleased to announce that Mike Reiter has joined the firm as a principal. Mike brings a wealth of experience to IBSL having previously served as VP of Operations at Superior Access Insurance Services. Prior to SAIS, Mike was a Managing Partner at Iroquois Group serving as the CEO of Iroquois Southeast. As a third generation insurance veteran, Mr. Reiter joked that, "working in the insurance industry is a genetic flaw in the men in my family." Mike Reiter now serves as IBSL's Chief Financial Officer and as its Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for enrolling retail agencies as producers for IBSL's programs and facilities.
IBSL is a Program Administrator providing retail insurance agencies with "INSURANCE PROGRAM SOLUTIONS" for trucking, transportation and technology risks by offering domestic and international Trucking, Transportation and Technology markets along with other Specialty markets to retail insurance agencies on a National basis. IBSL employs innovative new technologies in order to reduce time, effort and costs for its retail insurance agency customers.
Mr. Reiter can be reached at email@example.com. IBSL is on the web at www.ibsl.com
Professional Program Insurance Brokerage
FORMER CHEVRON VICE PRESIDENT JOINS
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM INSURANCE BROKERAGE
Professional Program Insurance Brokerage (PPIB) is pleased to announce that Alan Preston has joined the company as the Vice President of Operations.
Preston was formerly a Corporate Vice President for Chevron Corporation responsible for Global Human Resources. Throughout his career at Chevron, Preston developed strategies, policies and programs for a global diversified workforce. In addition he was a member of Chevron's Executive Leadership Team which was responsible for managing Chevron's Global Operations. PPIB's growth required they find someone with Preston's experience of managing growing organizations.
Russell Bond Insurance
Russell Bond opening a new branch office in New Jersey
Russell Bond & Co., Inc. announces the opening of a new branch office in Hamilton NJ. The new Financial Institutions Underwriting Office holds binding authorities on behalf of Underwriters at Lloyd's, London for Mortgage Impairment, Excess Flood, Forced Placed Property and related coverage.
The separate underwriting facility is open to work with both retail and wholesale producers throughout the USA. The team of Arthur E. Fullan, Edward T. Reilly and Diana Sirak, formerly of US Risk, have been together for almost 30 years and will operate from offices at 1670 Whitehorse - Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton NJ 08690. They can be reached by Telephone 800-333-7226, Fax 800-677-6779 and on the web at www.RussellBond.com.
Russell Bond is a Wholesaler and MGA headquartered in Buffalo NY. Founded in 1950 the firm maintains binding authorities and brokerage access for Specialty and High Risk insurance through both admitted and non-admitted markets for producers countrywide. The three new associates join 44 others operating from Buffalo NY, Syracuse NY and Richmond VA.
Contact: Melody Dietrich, Executive Assistant, Extension 235, mdietrich@RussellBond.com