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CIAB Announces Addition of 10 New Member Firms
Partners in Excellence Program Also Reports Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  January 25, 2016 – The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers announced today the addition of 10 new member firms. The new members include: AHT Insurance (Leesburg, VA.); Der Manouel Insurance Group (Fresno, CA.); EHD Insurance (Lancaster, PA.); Ironwood Insurance Services (Atlanta, GA.); Johnson Kendall & Johnson (Newtown, PA.); Jones Brown (Toronto, Canada); Kraus-Anderson Insurance (Burnsville, MN.); MJ Insurance (Indianapolis, IN.); Swingle Collins & Associates (Dallas, TX); and Vanbridge (New York, NY).

“This is a tremendous way to start the New Year,” said Ken A. Crerar, President/CEO of The Council. “I continue to be proud of both the consistent growth we’ve shown and of the strength and diversity of our new member firms. I’m excited about what each of these firms will bring to the table.”

“On behalf of all our members, I would like to welcome all of these market leaders into our dynamic and evolving organization. The Council is a great place to be,” said Bill D. Henry, 2016 Council Chairman and CEO of MHBT MMA of Dallas, Texas. “I’m confident this momentum will continue throughout 2016.”

The Council also announced that three existing partners have elevated their investment in The Council’s Partners in Excellence program: CNA from Platinum level to Titanium level; Patra Corporation from Gold level to Platinum level; and Munich Re (Munich Reinsurance America & Hartford Steam Boiler) from Event level to Gold level.

“The support provided by the Partners in Excellence companies is critical to the creation of new Council programming and resources that help us better serve our clients” said Henry. We are grateful for their commitment to The Council and their investment in our continued growth.”

The Council’s Partners in Excellence program provides an opportunity for market leaders to partner with The Council in support of its major initiatives and programming. Please contact Catherine Richardson ( for more information.

The Council will host its annual Legislative & Working Groups Summit next month in Washington, D.C.