Business Moves

Hull and Co. Opens Scottsdale, Ariz., Office, Adds Staff

Hull & Co. Inc. has announced it has opened a new location and added a new staff to serve the state of Arizona. The office is replacing the E&S Brokerage Services-West office out of Tucson, Ariz., which was closed in August 2005 when the company merged with Hull & Co. Inc. Ruben Perez and Rhonda Chewning will head the new office. Both have expertise in excess and surplus business, and are going through the paces of learning the systems, companies and other housekeeping duties involved in setting up the office. Contact: Hull & Co. Inc., 7975 N Hayden, Ste. C-240, Scottsdale, AZ 85285. Phone: (480) 991- 4855 (HULL) or toll-free (866) 991-4855. Fax: (480) 991- 4880.

Vido to Head New San Diego Office of SullivanCurtisMonroe

SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services has appointed Igor Vido as senior vice president and managing director of its new San Diego office. The office will serve all types of entities ranging from construction, trucking and manufacturing firms to educational institutions. Vido has 23 years of experience in the insurance industry in both Los Angeles and San Diego counties.

SullivanCurtisMonroe is a commercial insurance brokerage with expertise in hospitality, transportation, construction, manufacturing/distribution, and high technology, as well as in financial institutions and real estate. The firm pioneered the creation of group self insurance programs for California franchised automobile dealerships and companies in the plastics industry, reducing employers’ workers’ compensation costs. The company also offers a group risk purchasing program, known as the Hawaii Multi-Unit Owners Group (HMUOG) offering coverage of the islands’ many apartments, hotels and condominiums.

The SullivanCurtisMonroe San Diego office is located at 7676 Hazard Center Dr., #500, San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 497-2531. SullivanCurtisMonroe is based at 2100 Main Street, Irvine, Calif. (949) 250-7172. Regional offices are also located in Pasadena, Calif. Web site:

Superior Access Insurance Services Relocates to Larger, Irvine Facility

Superior Access Insurance Services Inc. has moved to a new 23,000-square-foot-facility in Irvine, Calif. The facility is designed to more adequately house a staff increase of more than 50 percent this year and meet the agents’ needs, according to Mike Mayo, president.

Katie Freeman Insurance Opens

Warrenville, Ill., Office

Katie Freeman Insurance Services has opened a brokerage office in Warrenville, Ill. The office is located at 27475 Ferry Road, Warrenville, IL 60555. Phone: (630) 717-2780. Katie Freeman Insurance Services, which has traditionally focused on professional liability, including D&O, E&O, EPLI and medical malpractice, also has expanded its operations to include commercial property/casualty products. Interested brokers should contact Kevin Sneed at in Warrenville, or Mike Menegus at in San Diego. The corporate office of Katie Freeman Insurance Services is located at 11650 Iberia Place, #120, San Diego, CA 92128. Phone: (866) 676-1744.

AVRECO Plans to Open San Diego Office

AVRECO, a member of The Park Group with offices in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, London, and Bermuda, has announced plans to open a San Diego office. In October 2005, the company announced it had hired Greg Schrom, vice president, who will be responsible for the development of all lines of business in California and the Southwest market. Schrom will initially focus on brokering medical and non-medical professional liability and using his binding authority for small package business.

ACE USA Opens Seattle, Colorado, Arizona Branch Offices

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, has opened Seattle, Colorado and Arizona branch offices.

Maureen Amant has joined ACE USA as Seattle branch manager. Anne Nadler, who has joined ACE USA as Colorado and Arizona branch manager, will be based in Denver.

Amant and Nadler will work closely with brokers and clients in their areas to expand ACE USA’s local presence. The company believes there are tremendous growth opportunities in those areas, and the new offices will help the company better understand their needs, according to company executives.

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