Leavitt Group News

Leavitt Group in Utah Names Woolsey VP of Personal Lines

Leavitt Group in Utah has named Rachael Woolsey vice president of personal lines. Woolsey worked for MetLife prior to Leavitt Group for nearly 17 years counseling independent agencies and serving in a variety of capacities. Her experience includes helping independent …

Bell Joins Leavitt Group in Montana

Donovan Bell has joined Leavitt Great West Insurance Services as a producer in its Bozeman, Mont. office. Bell will focus on insurance for the hospitality and tourism industry, such as dude ranches, resorts, restaurants, bars, and breweries. He also brings …

Ferree Joins Leavitt Group in Montana

Jason Ferree has joined their Leavitt Great West Insurance Services’ Missoula, Mont. agency as a benefits agent. Ferree began his career in insurance in 2001 as a district sales manager marketing health plans, later working as an employee benefits consultant. …

Bannon Carlson & Kessel in Washington Joins Leavitt Group

Bannon Carlson & Kessel Inc. in Tacoma, Wash. has joined Leavitt Group’s Northwest office. Brad Bannon and Mark Hanks, the agency co-owners, along with Dan Delorenzo, vice president, will continue to service clients from their existing location. Bannon Carlson & Kessel  …

Carpenter Joins Leavitt Group in Oregon

Leavitt Group has hired Paul Carpenter in its Portland, Ore. office. Carpenter specializes in commercial insurance. He has more than 15 years of experience managing teams and agencies in the life, individual and group health and annuity markets. Prior to …

Ohio’s Smith Insurance Services Partners with the Leavitt Group

Ohio-based Smith Insurance Services Inc., along with Franchise Insurance Agency Inc., has entered into a partnership with the Leavitt Group. The agency will now be doing business as Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services and will continue to exclusively offer personal …

Leavitt Group Adds Gourgues as VP, Benefits in Houston

Leavitt Group announced that Dawn Gourgues joined the agency as vice president of benefits in their Houston office. Previously, she was a health and welfare consultant working with middle market energy related accounts. Gourgues’ experience also includes financial projects and …

Gabers with Leavitt in Utah Named to Voluntary Benefits Association Board

Heather Garbers, a voluntary benefits executive with Leavitt Group’s Salt Lake City, Utah office, GBS Benefits Inc., was named to the Voluntary Benefits Association’s advisory board. Garbers is a voluntary plan expert and works in partnership with a team of …

Ferguson and Cervantes Join Leavitt Group in California

Scott Ferguson and Norma Cervantes have joined the Leavitt Group’s San Diego, Calif. office. Ferguson is a senior vice president and practice leader on risk management accounts specializing in construction, environmental contractors, staffing and professional employer organizations. Cervantes is an …

Leavitt Group in Washington Hires Rutledge

Leavitt Group’s Tacoma, Wash. office has hired Sam Rutledge. Rutledge will focus on employee benefits. Prior to insurance, Rutledge managed the sales and marketing department for an enterprise resource planning software company specializing in the food manufacturing industry. Leavitt Group …