Laurie Hoag-Winkler has been named senior vice president, employee benefits practice leader, for USI Colorado.
USI Colorado is the firm formerly known as Van Gilder Insurance Corp. USI Insurance Services officially closed its previously announced acquisition of Van Gilder Insurance Corp. last week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hoag-Winkler will be responsible for managing the employee benefits practice in USI’s newly formed Rocky Mountain region and will be located in USI Colorado’s Denver office.
Hoag-Winkler was with Van Gilder from 1996 to 2010, starting out as an employee benefits manager and eventually becoming vice president of employee benefits. Prior to USI, she was vice president of employee benefits and group programs at IMA of Colorado, a retail insurance broker and subsidiary of The IMA Financial Group.
Valhalla, N.Y.-based USI operates out of roughly 100 offices across the United States.