James M. Yates, chairman of the board and CEO of Santa Ana, Calif.-based Yates & Associates announced the opening of a San Diego area branch office. The office will be physically located in Santee, Calif., and Yates has hired Carl W. Ledbetter, Jr. as regional vice president of the new branch. Joining Ledbetter will be Dina Dryden and Jana Walker as underwriter/brokers.
“We are very excited about this opportunity to open this office and to better service the San Diego area agency force,” Yates said. “We have staffed up and are ready to go. We have put together a strong team and I can’t imagine a better person than Carl to spearhead our move into the San Diego area.”
The new Yates office will be located at 9320 Willowgrove Avenue, Suite F, Santee, California, 92071. Phone number is (800) 660-1125. Fax number is (800) 378-8588. Ledbetter can be reached at ext. 601, Dryden can be reached at ext. 602 and Walker can be reached at ext. 603. Email addresses are as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; and firstname.lastname@example.org.