GUARD Insurance Group named Steve Keshishian director of regional sales to address recent and planned growth in the West.
Keshishian will oversee sales operations in California and Nevada and handle agency and territory management in those states. He will operate out of GUARD’s in Rancho Cordova, Calif., which opened in 2011.
Before GUARD, Keshishian worked for a number of national commercial insurers in the region in a variety of roles. He most recently served as a broker for Owen Dunn Insurance in California. His background encompasses both sales and underwriting as well as the retail and company side of the industry.
GUARD is a workers’ compensation specialist targeting small- to mid-sized accounts. The organization works with independent agents, and writes business in 28 states plus D.C. In October, 2012, GUARD was acquired by National Indemnity Co., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.