Satellite Agency Network (SAN) Group Inc., an alliance of independent property/casualty insurance agencies in the Northeast, hired John Read as agency development field specialist. He will be based out of East Granby, Connecticut.
As part of SAN’s Agency Development team, Read will consult with Connecticut and Rhode Island member insurance agencies regarding start-up issues and solutions. He will also establish access to third party providers, connect members with marketing and management support tools and offer ongoing support.
Read has a decade of experience within the insurance industry, including principal ownership of the independent agency Sawicki Agency/J&K Read LLC of Bloomfield, Connecticut. He also worked for three years as a State Farm insurance agent. Most recently, he was an account representative for Applied Systems Inc., providing management systems to insurance agencies.
Read has extensive experience in both personal and commercial lines and the related prospecting, sales, and servicing of those accounts. He has experience in front line underwriting in addition to staff training and development.
SAN has over 330 members across eight states. SAN is the founding member agency of the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a national alliance of over 5,400 independent insurance agency members.
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