People Moves: Guaranteed Names Wingate as EVP; Alera Hires Seabold

October 18, 2021

Guaranteed names Jeff Wingate as EVP

Guaranteed Rate Insurance, an independent brokerage that offers personal, commercial, life and specialty insurance, announces it has hired Jeff Wingate as its new Executive Vice President to drive growth and diversify its product offerings.

As EVP and Head of Guaranteed , Wingate, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of relevant experience, will lead the team of more than 200 insurance professionals and focus on organic growth, and mergers and acquisitions. Wingate’s goal will be enhancing the company’s distribution model and building a top national insurance brokerage.

Wingate joins Chicago-based Guaranteed after more than nine years at Confie, a national personal lines insurance brokerage, leading its standard personal lines and commercial operations and acquiring and integrating over 40 acquisitions.

Alera Group hires Kathy Seabold as Senior VP of Marketing

Alera Group, a national insurance and wealth management firm, has appointed Kathy Seabold as Senior Vice President of Marketing. In this new role reporting to Alera Group President, Jim Blue, Seabold will be responsible for corporate brand management and developing marketing strategies and programs that help drive revenue growth nationally and throughout Alera Group’s 120 locations.

Seabold brings more than 20 years of experience in building marketing programs. She most recently served as Executive Director of Marketing and Content at JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking. At Alera Group, Seabold will play a critical role in supporting continued acquisitions and organic growth by forging collaborative partnerships with the sales organization, practice leadership and the many subject matter experts across the organization. She will oversee all external communications, digital marketing, public relations and creative services teams.

Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Alera Group offers comprehensive employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, retirement services and wealth management solutions to clients nationwide.

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