Members of the Surplus Line Association of California (SLA) elected John Edack as their chairman during the SLA 2009 Annual Meeting held January 29 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Edack is the executive vice president of Arch Specialty Insurance Agency Inc. in San Francisco.
Also elected were: Vice Chairman Les Ross of Crump Insurance Services Inc.; Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Hanley of Socius Insurance Services; and executive committee members Warren Stanley
of Wholesale Connection Insurance Services, Pamela Quilici of Crouse & Associates, Frank Cravens of M.J. Hall & Co. Inc., Doris Barnett of Colemont Insurance Brokers, Anne McNally of ABD Insurance Services Financial, Gerald J. Sullivan of Gerald J. Sullivan & Associates Inc., Davis Moore of Worldwide Facilities Inc., Chris Brown of Brown & Riding Insurance Brokers, Kris Bauer of AmWINS Insurance, and Phil Mazur of Swett & Crawford.
The Chairman also asked for a vote to approve the appointment of former Insurance Commissioner Justice Harry Low (Ret.) for a one year term as SLA mediator, which passed by a unanimous vote.
The SLA is an organization of 4,000 California surplus line broker licensees.