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WOODRUFF-SAWYER’S ROSSON ELECTED NEW CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS EXECUTIVES
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4, 2010 – Charles Rosson, chief executive officer of Woodruff-Sawyer & Company, is the new chair of The Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE), a standing committee of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers.
In addition, Vince A. Daboul, Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development, TD Insurance, was elected vice chair of the CEBE Board, which is charged with overseeing the association’s activities and services for member firms’ employee benefit operations.
Both Rosson and Daboul were elected to a one-year term at the end of the ninth annual Employee Benefits Leadership Forum at The Broadmoor, June 1-4, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Rosson takes over leadership of the CEBE Board from Dennis M. Donahue, managing director and national practice leader for employee benefits for Wells Fargo Insurance Services.
Rosson has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry and joined Woodruff-Sawyer in 2004 as employee benefits practice leader. In that role, he led the benefits team to achieve 100 percent growth in practice revenues and a 98 percent client retention rate. He provides leadership to the organization and oversees their strategic direction and growth.
Prior to joining Woodruff-Sawyer, Rosson was senior vice president and benefits practice leader for Marsh Inc., in its Newport Beach office. He also held other benefits consulting and management positions with Marsh and Sedgwick in San Francisco.
Daboul joined TD Insurance in 2003 and has more than 22 years of employee benefits experience. He is responsible for the sales and retention of the employees benefits operations of TD Insurance.
Before joining TD Insurance, Daboul held several positions with Phoenix Home Life including vice president, national sales development, where he held responsibilities at both the domestic and international levels. He began his career with MassMutual Life Insurance Company where he was in charge of underwriting employee benefits for accounts including the Oakland A’s, Grateful Dead, Jones of New York, Skadden Arps and Pan American Airlines.
“We are pleased to have benefits experts like Charlie and Vinnie in our leadership as we move forward on implementation of the health care reform law passed earlier this year,” said Council Chairman Wade Reece, chairman and CEO of BB&T Insurance Services. “The Council will remain involved in discussions as implementing regulations are developed, and we look forward to working closely with Charlie and Vinnie in our advocacy efforts.”
The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers is the premier association for the top national, regional and international commercial brokerage firms and agencies in the United States and around the world. Member firms have offices in more than 3,000 locations across 100 countries. Council members place more than $200 billion in commercial property/casualty and employee benefits premium worldwide. More than 16 percent of the membership is comprised of firms headquartered outside the United States. Founded in 1913, The Council is based in Washington, D.C.