Conner Strong Appoints 3 Execs to New Positions

August 18, 2011

New Jersey-based risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm Conner Strong & Buckelew has made three new appointments to its management team.

Franz Wagner has been named Senior Vice President, Major Accounts, Senior Account Executive. Kristine Klepper, CEBS, has been named Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Practice Leader. The firm has also hired Roger Ladda as Vice President and Alternative Risk/Captive Practice Leader, who will oversee the firm’s overall alternative risk and captive strategies.

Wagner has over 25 years of professional experience. His primary responsibility will be to direct account services for large and strategic business relationships. In that role he will manage and design property and casualty insurance programs for larger, more complex accounts.

Klepper has over 20 years of professional experience. She will oversee a team of benefit consultants as well as provide account services for larger, more strategic accounts. Her primary client service responsibilities include strategic planning, benefit evaluations and financial analysis. She works with clients to set short and long term strategies to address healthcare costs, healthcare reform, and promoting health management and productivity within their organization.

Ladda’s addition will further strengthen Conner Strong’s overall alternative risk and captive strategies, building on its 25 years of experience. He will be responsible for further expanding its alternative risk expertise in both the P&C and Benefits arena.

Source: Conner Strong & Buckelew

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