Leavitt Group News

Leavitt Group Buys Majority in Murray and Murray in California

The Leavitt Group has purchased a majority stake in Murray and Murray Insurance Agency in Central California. Dan Lillard, a key team member of Murray and Murray, will become a co-owner and managing principal of the agency. Michael Murray, Patrick …

Leavitt Group in Utah Names Pareti Director of Voluntary Benefits Enrollment

Leavitt Group in Utah has named Kelly Pareti director of voluntary benefits enrollment. Pareti will be working with employee benefits agencies to provide enrollment and voluntary benefits solutions to clients. Pareti worked for a national insurance company as a regional …

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 …