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The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers Announces New Member Firms
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 26, 2016 – The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers announced today the addition of 12 new member firms, bringing its 2016 year-to-date total to 22. The new members include: ADP (Roseland, N.J.); AP Intego (Waltham, Mass.); Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (San Diego, Calif.); BFL Canada Risk and Insurance Inc. (Montreal, Canada); Bouvier Insurance (West Hartford, Conn.); Clements Worldwide (Washington, D.C.); IPS Advisors (Dallas, Texas); Maximum Independent Brokerage, LLC (Chicago, Ill.); MOC Insurance Services (San Francisco, Calif.); NSM Insurance Group (Conshohocken, Pa.); OneGroup, Inc. (Syracuse, N.Y.); and Sterling Insurance Group (Sterling Heights, Mich.).
“Smart, visionary and nimble are common traits among Council member firms. The Council continues to grow because leaders who exemplify these traits understand the power of convening with other top performing firms to advance their position and set the pace for this industry. These new members fit that mold and we’re excited to have them join us,” said Ken A. Crerar, President/CEO of The Council.
Previously announced as new brokerage members in 2016 were AHT Insurance (Leesburg, VA.); Der Manouel Insurance Group (Fresno, Calif.); EHD Insurance (Lancaster, Pa.); Ironwood Insurance Services, LLC (Atlanta, Ga.); Johnson Kendall & Johnson, Inc. (Newtown, Pa.); Jones Brown (Toronto, Canada); Kraus-Anderson Insurance (Burnsville, Minn.); MJ Insurance (Indianapolis, Ind.); Swingle Collins & Associates (Dallas, Texas) and Vanbridge LLC (New York, N.Y.).
“Gaining these new member firms and industry leaders is significant,” said Bill D. Henry, CEO of MHBT/MMA Southwest Region in Dallas, Texas, and The Council’s 2016 Chairman. “We strive to provide a home where these firms can successfully network, share experiences, and grow within our community. We look forward to their contributions and the expertise they will no doubt bring to the table. This is always an exciting time for us all as we prepare for our annual leadership forum and bring together new and existing members in such an energizing and impactful meeting.”
The Council also welcomed four new sponsors in 2016: W.R. Berkley Corporation (Platinum Partner), Marsh & McLennan Companies (Gold Partner), Philadelphia Insurance (Event Sponsor), and QBE (Event Sponsor).
In addition, nine current sponsors increased their investment in The Council: CNA (Platinum to Titanium Partner), Patra Corporation (Gold to Platinum Partner), ThinkHR (Gold to Platinum Partner), The Hartford (Gold to Platinum Partner), Arch Insurance Group (Event Sponsor to Gold Partner), The Hanover Group (Event Sponsor to Gold Partner), Munich Re and Hartford Steam Boiler (Event Sponsor to Gold Partner), RiskMatch (Event Sponsor to Gold Partner), and Safety National (Event Sponsor to Gold Partner).
“The Partners in Excellence sponsors provide The Council with support and intelligence to enhance its resources and bring value to our firms and clients,” said Henry. “We are thankful for their commitment to this organization and their investment in our continued growth.”
The Council will host its annual Insurance Leadership Forum next month in Colorado Springs, Colo.