People Moves: Virtus Adds Ferworn as VP; Williams now President at Combined Insurance; POWERS Insurance Hires Weiler

May 21, 2021

Insurance brokerage and consulting firm Virtus LLC has hired Andrew Ferworn as vice president and insurance consultant in Chicago.

The 10-year Lincoln Financial group insurance sales leader will expand the firm’s private capital and commercial insurance practice. Ferworn’s experience with nonmedical benefits and consulting with large employers will complement the Virtus team’s benefits consulting capabilities. He began in the group insurance business at Sun Life Financial.

Virtus reported that it has also acquired teams in St. Louis and Kansas City in 2021.

Combined Insurance

Combined Insurance, a Chubb company and a leading provider of supplemental accident, health, disability, and life insurance products, has appointed Richard L. Williams, Jr. President.

Williams will oversee all Combined business operations, management, and growth strategies, and report to Joe Vasquez, who has been leading Combined since late 2019.

Vasquez will continue in his role as senior vice president, Chubb Group and head of its worldwide accident and health insurance business.

Williams joins Combined from Aflac Inc., where he was a core member of its global executive management team and most recently served as president of Aflac Group Benefits.

Prior to joining Aflac, Williams held a series of leadership positions, including at Unum U.S., Colonial Life, and Aetna. An actuary by training, he is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

POWERS Insurance & Risk Management

St. Louis, Mo.-based POWERS Insurance & Risk Management has hired Scott Weiler as a commercial lines account executive.

Weiler has more than 20 years of experience in commercial property/casualty insurance, as well as risk management programs. Prior to joining POWERS, Weiler worked as a senior vice president at a local insurance business.

Scott Weiler

At POWERS, he will be responsible for serving commercial clients, retaining new and renewal clients, and assisting the company’s producers in managing customer relationships.

Weiler is certified as both an Environmental Risk Manager and an Associate of Risk Management.

POWERS Insurance & Risk Management provides personal and business insurance, surety, and risk management.

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