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The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers Welcomes
New Member Firms & Sponsor Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 5, 2018 – The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers welcomed 11 new member firms and four new sponsors to kick off 2018. The new members include: All Risks Ltd. (Hunt Valley, Md.); Clark Insurance (Portland, Maine); Dwight W. Andrus Insurance, Inc. (Lafayette, La.); Foundation Risk Partners (Daytona Beach, Fla.); HNI Risk Services, LLC (New Berlin, Wis.) Hotchkiss Insurance (Houston, Texas); Morris & Garritano Insurance Agency, Inc. (San Luis Obispo, Calif.); Navacord Inc. (Mississauga, Ont., Canada); T.I.C., Inc. (Onalaska, Wis.); UNICO Group, Inc. (Lincoln, Neb.); and Vanbreda Risk & Benefits (Antwerp, Belgium).

“We’re excited to have these new members join our growing community and we look forward to their immediate contributions,” said Ken A. Crerar, President/CEO of The Council. “As our industry evolves, The Council is committed to providing ongoing support and resources to ensure each of our member firms continues to keep their edge in the market. The Council’s growth signals that top performing firms recognize the value of coming together to both advance their position and drive the conversation in the industry.”

“At a time when the business is rapidly changing, it is critical to bring industry leaders together to solve problems and turn challenges into opportunities,” said David L. Eslick, Chairman & CEO, Marsh & McLennan Agency, in White Plains, N.Y., and The Council’s 2018 Chairman. “These new members bring leadership and energy to the table, and their collective addition further strengthens our great community.”

The Council also welcomed four new sponsors: Beazley Group (GOLD PARTNER), Old Republic General Insurance Group (EVENT SPONSOR), Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company (EVENT SPONSOR), and Prudential (EVENT SPONSOR).

In addition, two partners increased their investment in The Council: Nationwide (PLATINUM to DIAMOND PARTNER) and Sedgwick (EVENT to GOLD PARTNER).

“We are very fortunate to have strong support from our partners in the carrier and industry community,” said Eslick. “The Council is committed to helping our members achieve operational excellence, shape our future leaders, and deliver resources that enable us to better serve our clients. The financial support and leadership of our Partners in Excellence make this possible.”

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