Business Insurance® Names its 40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leaders

      Business Insurance® Names its 40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leaders

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CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2013

CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Business Insurance®
(, the authoritative news and information source for
executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business, today
announced the complete list of honorees for its inaugural 40 Under 40 Regional
Broker Leaders program.

"We are proud to be able to recognize the incredible talent base that exists
in the commercial insurance brokerage sector," said Gavin Souter, Editor of
Business Insurance®. "Our nomination process for the program was rigorous and
the process of selecting only 40 honorees from an outstanding group of
nominees was challenging. We are confident that this year's 40 Under 40 class
represents the best and the brightest in the broker community."

The honorees were selected in five regions (West, Northeast, Southwest,
Southeast and Midwest) nationwide, and receptions to celebrate their
achievements were held in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago.
Sponsors for the 40 Under 40 program included AIG, Marsh, One Beacon (West
region) and XL Group.

The list of honorees by region includes:

Northeast Region
Javier Gonzalez, executive vice president and partner at Axis Insurance
Services L.L.C. in Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Scott Kannry, vice president, financial services group at Aon Risk Solutions
in New York
Chris Keith, vice president-Healthcare Practice at The Graham Co. in
Brandon Mueller, a partner at Seubert & Associates in Pittsburgh
Aaron Rosenfeld, executive vice president of GFI Insurance Brokerage Inc. in
New York
Dennis Tierney, senior vice president of Marsh Inc.'s claims practice in New
Michael Tomasulo, management liability practice leader at AH&T Insurance Inc.
and president of the brokerage's Northeast region in Newark, N.J.
Harris Tsangaris, senior vice president at NFP Property & Casualty Services
Inc. in New York

West Region
Schuyler Briscoe, vice president at Alliant Insurance Services Inc. in
Jim Gillette, managing principal at Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, which
does business as EPIC, in Los Angeles.
Robin Hendry, assistant vice president and senior account executive at ABD
Insurance & Financial Services Inc.
Erik Johansson, senior vice president in the surety practice at Willis
Insurance Services of California Inc., in Irvine, Calif., a unit of Willis
Group Holdings P.L.C.
Michael Pellegrini, senior vice president in the global marine practice at
Marsh Inc. in San Francisco.
Shawn Ram, national technology practice leader at Aon Risk Solutions in San
Jose, Calif.
Ryan Roberts, vice president of Kibble & Prentice, a Seattle-based unit of USI
Holdings Corp.
Mike Taylor, vice president of Taylor-Leavitt Insurance, a Billings,
Mont.-based unit of Leavitt Group.

Southwest Region
Rob Battenfield, senior account executive for Aon Risk Solutions' global power
and utilities practice in Dallas.
Rob Bridges, managing partner of Wortham Insurance & Risk Management's Austin,
Texas, office.
Charisse McCumber, vice president at Holmes Murphy & Associates in Dallas.
Matt Mautz, senior vice president at Beecher Carlson Holdings Inc. in Phoenix.
Jim Millaway, a producer at The Holmes Organization in Tulsa, Okla.
Morgan H. Moore, an account executive in the energy practice of Arthur J.
Gallagher & Co.'s Houston Galleria office.
Mike Noyes, a partner at The Noble Group in Sugar Land, Texas.
Todd Yomtov, branch manager of Crystal & Co.'s Houston operation.

Southeast Region
Hasib Bangloria, executive vice president at Ballator Insurance Group in
Orlando, Fla.
Julie Cape, senior vice president, client services, at Digital Insurance Inc.
in Atlanta.
Sandy Carter, vice president in Beecher Carlson Holdings Inc.'s national
property practice in Atlanta.
Amy L. Dapot, managing director and mid-Atlantic property practice leader at
Marsh Inc. in Washington.
Kathleen C. Lynch, managing director in Aon Risk Solutions' Aon Global Account
Network in Charlotte, N.C.
Michael L. Owens, senior vice president of Willis of Louisiana Inc. in New
Orleans, a unit of Willis Group Holdings P.L.C.
Bryan D. Raisor, managing director of the Lexington, Ky., office of Neace
Lukens, an Assured Partners Inc. unit.
Travis Turner, director of account management at Corporate Synergies Group
L.L.C. in Washington.

Midwest Region
Maureen W. Biehl, senior vice president at Marsh Inc. in Indianapolis.
Michael A. Brillati, CEO of Salus Group in Sterling Heights, Mich.
Robert Edmonds, practice leader and senior consultant for Cleveland-based
Oswald Cos.' private equity benefit practice.
Eddie Flodberg, area president of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in St. Louis.
Randi Harwood, Chicago-based vice president at Willis Risk Solutions, a unit
of Willis Group Holdings P.L.C.
Tim Leman, CEO of Gibson Insurance Agency Inc. in South Bend, Ind.
Patrick Sheahan, managing director, insurance services at Mesirow Insurance
Services Inc. in Chicago.
Joshua Warren, vice president at Equity Risk Partners Inc. in Chicago.

Nominations for the 2014 40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leaders program will open
in Spring, 2014. For additional details visit

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