RiskProNet Elects Clarke as President

Richard G. “Dick” Clarke, senior vice president of J. Smith Lanier & Co. in West Point, Ga., has been elected 2009 president of RiskProNet International, a network of 25 independent insurance brokers in North America.

Clarke is a veteran of the insurance industry, having been a broker, consultant, underwriter and insurance buyer. He is a frequent contributor to various publications and teaches in the Certified Insurance Counselors Ruble Seminar Program offered by the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, and workshops offered by the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society around the United States.

The fourth edition of his book, “Decoding Executive Liability Insurance,” was published last year by the National Alliance Research Academy.

RiskProNet partners in 2008 had combined revenues in excess of $688 million and more than $6.5 billion in written premium. Each partner is an equal owner in the association, which gives its members the geographic diversity and shared knowledge base to serve clients with national, international or highly specialized exposures to risk. Through its alliances with brokers around the world, RiskProNet members can serve clients in more than 300 cities in 110 countries.

In addition to J. Smith Lanier & Co., RiskProNet members are AH&T Insurance, Virginia; Associated Financial Group, Minnesota; BFL Canada, Canada; Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates, Texas; Dawson Companies, Ohio; Eustis Insurance & Benefits, Louisiana; Gateway Insurance Agency, Inc., Florida; Herbert L. Jamison Company, New Jersey; J.W. Terrill, Inc., Missouri; Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc., Pennsylvania; Lawley, New York; Litchfield Insurance Group, Connecticut; M3 Insurance Solutions for Business, Wisconsin; Mazonson LLC, Massachusetts; Mesirow Financial, Illinois; Old National Insurance, Indianapolis; Rebsamen Insurance, Arkansas; Reynolds & Reynolds, Iowa; Sterling & Sterling, Inc., New York; SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services, LLC, California; Tanner Companies, LLC, California; Waldman Bros., LLP, Texas; Watson Insurance, North Carolina; and Wick Pilcher Insurance, Inc., Arizona.

Source: RiskProNet International,