Risk Strategies, a privately held, Boston, Mass.-headquartered insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed Chris Powers to lead its employee benefits practice for the Eastern U.S. Previously, Powers oversaw the New England region of the firm’s employee benefits practice.
As an industry veteran with almost 25 years in insurance, including in employee benefit consulting, Powers joined Risk Strategies in 2014 with the acquisition of Benefit Development Group (BDG), an employee benefits specialty brokerage based in Worcester, Mass. He had previously spent two years as the New England region employee benefits leader at BDG.
At BDG, Powers built the firm’s group benefits business, supporting both sales and account management. When BDG was acquired by Risk Strategies, he became a key resource in promoting carrier relations, representing the firm at the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, and sitting on both local and national broker councils for several of Risk Strategies’ key carrier relationships.
In his new role at Risk Strategies, Powers will expand his geographic focus, helping local and Eastern regional leaders grow their employee benefits business while assuring excellence in the overall client experience.
In the near-term, the firm anticipates adding a new regional leader to oversee its employee benefit operations in the Greater New York area, according to a company press release.
Source: Risk Strategies
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