IMA Inc. has added three new business development associates to the Dallas office.
Jim Schaefer joins the Dallas team as vice president of employee benefits; Ross Hamann joins the Dallas benefits team in business development; and Scott Lea joins the Dallas commercial lines team in business development.
While Schaefer and Hamann will specialize in employee benefits solutions, Lea will work with the P/C team, specializing in hospitality, construction and additional industries.
Schaefer has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare/employee benefits industry. Prior to joining IMA, Schaefer held a senior position within the health and welfare practice of a nationally known consulting firm where he worked extensively with public sector clients of varying size and complexity.
Hamann has employee benefits experience both on the carrier and broker side of the business. Ross is focused on improving the health and well-being of each client’s employees while improving the client’s bottom line through strategy and integrity. Ross holds his Life and Health Insurance Counselor (LHIC) designation.
Lea has worked in the insurance industry since 2005. He was most recently with the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) where he was tasked to build an insurance department and workers’ compensation safety group with Texas Mutual Inc. for restaurants. Additionally, a restaurant insurance program was developed in response to the Affordable Health Care Act. Lea holds his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.
Source: IMA Financial Group Inc.