Independent agent Stuart Durland, vice president and co-owner of Seely & Durland, Inc. in Warwick, N.Y., assumed the office of president of the Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet), the user group for Applied Systems agency management technology.
Durland is a third-generation co-owner of Seely & Durland, Inc., founded 70 years ago. The firm was one of the first agencies to utilize IVANS Transformation Station for real-time quotes, claims and billing inquiry with Travelers Insurance.
Durland now is doing real-time processing with Hartford, Progressive, Encompass and New York Central Mutual. He has been an advocate for agency technology and has been a proponent of sophisticated company/agency real-time solutions through active involvement with AUGIE (ACORD User Groups Information Exchange) and ACT (Agents Council for Technology).
ASCnet’s other newly elected Executive Committee members include:
Immediate past-president Sallie Knighten, who is operations manager of ISU Francis-Pinney Insurance Services, Inc. in Roseville, Calif.;
vice president Robert E. “Robby” Dunn III, CIC, vice president and agency manager, Hotchkiss Insurance Agency, Houston;
secretary-treasurer Donna Abramson, IT manager, Western Financial Group, Inc., High River, Alberta, Canada.