N.Y.’s Lawley Joins RiskProNet

August 3, 2005

Lawley Service Inc., one of the Northeast’s largest insurance firms, has joined RiskProNet International Inc., a network of 28 major independent brokers across the United States and Canada.

The Buffalo, N.Y.-based agency was founded here in 1945 by Ray and Edna Lawley. It grew into the 70th largest insurance agency in the United States under the leadership of their son William F. Lawley Sr., who now serves as chairman of the board. Today it has an annual business volume of $170 million in premiums, 235 employees and six locations across New York state. Branch offices are located in Batavia, Fredonia, Jamestown, Westchester County, Rochester and Amherst.

RiskProNet International Inc. partners in 2004 had combined revenues of $688 million. Each partner is an equal owner in the association, which gives its members the geographic diversity and shared knowledge base to serve clients with national, international or highly specialized exposures to risk. Total written premiums in 2004 were more than $6.5 billion.

Through its partnership with the International Insurance Brokers Association, RiskProNet members can serve clients with operations in more than 300 cities in 110 countries.

In addition to Lawley, RiskProNet members are AH&T Insurance, Virginia; Associated Financial Group dba CFG Insurance Services Inc., Minnesota; Brady, Chapman, Holland & Assoc., Texas; Cambridge Underwriters, Michigan; Dawson Companies, Ohio; Diversified Risk Insurance Brokers, California; Eustis Insurance, Louisiana; Gateway Insurance Agency, Inc., Florida; J.W. Flynn Company, Indiana; Herbert L. Jamison Company, New Jersey; Johnson, Kendall & Johnson Inc., Pennsylvania; Litchfield Insurance Group, Connecticut; J. Smith Lanier, Georgia; Marshall & Sterling Inc., New York; Merritt & McKenzie, Georgia; Mesirow Financial, Illinois; Mortenson, Matzelle & Meldrum Inc., Wisconsin; Rebsamen Insurance, Arkansas; Reynolds & Reynolds, Iowa; Sterling & Sterling Inc., New York; SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Brokers, California; Tanner Insurance Brokers Inc., California; J.W. Terrill, Inc., Missouri; Waldman Bros., LLP, Texas; Watson Insurance, N.C.; and Wick Pilcher Insurance, Arizona. B.F. Lorenzetti & Associates Inc. is based in Toronto, Canada.

RiskProNet International is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif.

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