Leavitt Group News

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 …

Leavitt Group’s Hires Krauser in its Nevada Office

Leavitt Group has hired Ryan Krauser in the agency’s Reno, Nev. office as a business insurance agent. Krauser’s responsibilities include risk management, customer service, policy administration and general new business development. Prior to Leavitt Group, Krauser worked with a startup …

Leavitt Group’s Redwoods Hires Hodge in Northern California

Dawn E. Hodge has joined the Leavitt Group’s Redwoods office and will focus on commercial insurance. Prior to joining the agency, Hodge spent eight years with a personal lines not-for-profit insurance automobile club. She also worked as a claims adjuster representing Phoenix, …

Larson, Aga Join Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality

Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality (LRHI) added Ali Larson and Marvin Aga as commercial insurance producers focused on outdoor recreational businesses, including campgrounds, RV parks, resorts, hunting lodges and ammunition manufacturers. Larson has experience in property, auto and life insurance. Prior …