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The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers Announces
Addition of Six New Member Firms, Two Corporate Sponsors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2017 – The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers announced today the addition of six new member firms. The new members include: Alera Group (Deerfield, IL.); Baldwin Risk Partners (Tampa, FL.); RLA Insurance Intermediaries, Inc. (Boston, MA.); Servco Pacific Insurance (Seattle, WA.); SilverStone Group (Omaha, NE.); and Vita Insurance Associates, Inc. (Mountain View, CA).

“This is a strong start to the New Year,” said Ken A. Crerar, President/CEO of The Council. “We strive to provide a home where our members can successfully advance their position in the marketplace. I continue to be proud of our consistent growth and believe it is a testament to the power of convening top performing firms and our collective ability to drive critical conversations in the industry. I’m excited about what each of these firms will bring to the table as we move forward.”

“On behalf of all our members, I would like to welcome these new firms. They will soon come to find that The Council is a reliable partner in an ever-changing business environment,” said Robert L. Cohen, chairman and chief executive officer of The IMA Financial Group Inc., in Denver, Colo., and The Council’s 2017 chairman. “The Council provides a solid foundation, offering timely information and consistent leadership in the brokerage community. We can all count on The Council to rise up to meet the needs of the changing landscape.”

The Council also welcomes two new Partners in Excellence sponsors in 2017: ADP (Gold Partner), and Endurance (Insurance Leadership Forum Event Sponsor).

“The meaningful contributions and generous support of our partners enhance The Council’s ability to provide its members with intelligence and resources that accelerate growth and positively impact their clients,” said Cohen. “We are grateful for their commitment to the brokerage industry.”

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.

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