Allied Insurance Brokers Announces 2 Hires in Pittsburgh

Allied Insurance Brokers hired Richard McElhaney as assistant vice president of Safety & Risk Management, and Bill Ferguson as producer for the Eastern U.S. region. Both are based out of Allied’s Pittsburgh headquarters.

McElhaney will lead Allied’s newly formed in-house Safety & Risk Management department. McElhaney’s safety management experience dates back to 1992 as a site safety manager on several large scale construction projects across the country. He then became the safety and risk management director for companies such as Taggart Global LLC, Chester Engineers and Fenner Dunlop Americas until 2014 when he became a senior safety consultant for Wells Service Group.

Ferguson is charged with growing and developing Allied’s east coast, mid-sized accounts within the crane, concrete pumping and equipment rental industries. For 10 years, Ferguson owned and operated a multi-location rental company. In addition, he has over 15 years of experience in the commercial insurance industry with companies such as Liberty Mutual and Henderson Brothers.

Founded in 1982, Allied is a property/casualty insurance broker focused on serving the crane, rental equipment and party goods, concrete pumping, scaffold, wood products, and non-profit and health and human services industries.