RJF Agencies’ Fleming Named to Board of Directors for Agents’ Council

November 20, 2008

Tim Fleming, president of RJF Agencies, has been named to a three-year term on the board of directors of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), a trade association representing domestic and international commercial insurance agents and brokers.

Fleming has been involved with the CIAB for the past three years, during which time he has built close ties with leaders across the industry. His strong relationships with insurance carrier executives will aid him as he works to further the industry’s interests as a CIAB board member, the written agency statement said.

Fleming holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations. Ken A. Crerar, president of CIAB, praised Fleming for taking an active leadership role in the commercial insurance industry.

“The Council depends on our board members for advice and guidance on everything from new initiatives that are needed to respond to changing market conditions to strategy regarding our legislative positions on issues that affect commercial agents and brokers. We look forward to working with Tim Fleming in the months and years ahead, and I am sure our association will be a productive one,” Crerar said.

The board works in concert with the top officers of The Council. During 2009, Markham R. McKnight, president of BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc., will be the chairman of The Council.

Other Council officers include Vice Chairman H. Wade Reece, president of BB&T Insurance Services of Raleigh, N.C.; Treasurer James R. Pender, honorary chairman of the board of Oswald Companies in Cleveland, Ohio, and chairman emeritus of Oswald, Trippe & Company in Florida; and Secretary David E. McGurn Jr., president of special marketing and international division, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Itasca, Ill.

Based in Minneapolis, RJF Agencies is has more than 5,000 corporate clients through five offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Source: RJF Agencies, Inc.

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