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CIAB Welcomes 8 New Member Firms, 4 New Sponsor Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 10, 2020 – The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers welcomed eight new member firms and four new sponsors to kick off 2020. The new members include: Ascoma International (Paris, France), Captive Resources (Itasca, IL), Fallon Benefits Group (Atlanta, GA), JGS Insurance (Holmdel, NJ), K2 Insurance Services (San Diego, CA), Pacific Prime (Kwun Tong, Hong Kong), Patriot Growth Insurance Services (Fort Washington, PA), and The Mahoney Group (Mesa, AZ).

“The new decade is off to a great start as we welcome these eight firms as our newest members,” said Ken A. Crerar, President/CEO of The Council. “The Council is devoted to providing ongoing support and resources to our members as they continue to evolve in the market. The Council’s growth is evidence that these top-performing firms realize the value this community offers to meet new challenges and opportunities.”

“It is clear that the industry continues to undergo rapid, unprecedented change,” said David Becker, CEO of Cottingham & Butler in Dubuque, Iowa, and The Council’s 2020 Chairman. “We are excited to benefit from the experience and leadership these new members will bring to the table, as well as for their commitment to evolving the industry alongside us.”

The Council also welcomes four new Event Sponsors to its flagship meetings—the Insurance Leadership Forum (ILF) and the Employee Benefits Leadership Forum (EBLF)—in 2020: CyberCube (ILF), Health Care Service Corporation (EBLF), Springbuk (EBLF) and Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) (EBLF). Additionally, six partners increased their investment in The Council: ReSource Pro (Gold to Platinum Partner), Bold Penguin, Inc. (Event to Gold Partner), Crawford & Company (Event to Gold Partner), OneBeacon, an Intact Insurance company (Event to Gold Partner) and UnitedHealthcare and Optum (Event to Gold Partner).

“We are grateful for the support of our partners in the carrier and industry community,” said Becker. “Their contributions allow The Council to provide its member firms with resources to meet the evolving needs of their clients.”

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


The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers is the premier association for the top regional, national and international commercial insurance and employee benefits intermediaries worldwide. Council members are market leaders who annually place 85 percent of U.S. commercial property/casualty insurance premiums and administer billions of dollars in employee benefits accounts. With expansive international reach, The Council fosters industry wide relationships around the globe by engaging lawmakers, regulators and stakeholders to promote the interests of its members and the valuable role they play in the mitigation of risk for their clients. Founded in 1913, The Council is based in Washington, D.C.