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Director of Communications & Content Strategy

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 2, 2017 – The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers welcomed 14 new member firms in 2017. The new members include: Alera Group (Deerfield, Ill); Armada Global (Hunt Valley, Md ); Baldwin Risk Partners (Tampa, Fla.); Borislow Insurance (Methuen, Mass); Correcol S.A. (Santafe De Bogota, Colombia); Ecclesia Holding GmbH (Detmold, Germany); Keystone Insurers Group (Northumberland, Pa); Lorant MMS (Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico); L/P Insurance Services (Reno, Nev); Meijers (Amstelveen, Netherlands); RLA Insurance Intermediaries Inc. (Boston, Mass.); Servco Pacific Insurance (Seattle, Wash.); SilverStone Group Inc. (Omaha, Neb); and Vita Insurance Associates, Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.).

“We’re excited to have these new members join us and we look forward to their contributions to our community,” said Ken A. Crerar, President/CEO of The Council. “As the business evolves, The Council is committed to providing support and opportunity to ensure each of our member firms continues to be a leader in the market. The Council continues to grow because top performing firms understand the value of convening to both advance their position and drive the conversation in the industry.”

“At a time when the traditions of our business are being challenged every day, it is imperative to bring industry leaders together to find solutions and put resources behind issues that are hard to tackle alone,” said Robert L. Cohen, Chairman & CEO of The IMA Financial Group, Inc. in Denver, Colo., and The Council’s 2017 Chairman. “These new members bring leadership and energy to this critical dialogue and their addition to this community makes us stronger.”

The Council also welcomes five new sponsors: Crawford & Company (Gold Partner), Cyence (Event Sponsor), Miller Insurance Services, LLP (Event Sponsor), PURE Insurance (Event Sponsor), and Sedgwick Claims Management Services (Event Sponsor).

The Council previously announced the addition of the following sponsors in 2017: ADP (Gold Partner), Colonial Life (Event Sponsor), FM Global (Event Sponsor), Maxwell Health (Event Sponsor), Sompo International (Event Sponsor), and Sun Life Financial (Event Sponsor). In addition, Nationwide increased its investment in The Council to become a Platinum partner.

“The Council is very fortunate to have such strong support from its partners in the carrier and industry community,” said Cohen. “The intelligence and resources provided by our sponsor companies contribute both to the individual growth of our firms and The Council’s efforts to increase awareness about the positive impact of our industry.”

The Council hosts the 104th annual Insurance Leadership Forum later this week in Colorado Springs, Colo.