Jansen & Hastings Launches National MGA Platform

July 13, 2009

Jansen & Hastings, a managing general agency based in San Francisco, has expanded its existing specialty program business with the addition of a new national MGA platform to be headed by Jim Parsons. Parsons joins JHI as senior vice president and underwriting division manager.

Parsons was appointed to Jansen & Hastings to develop a national capability to provide agents with a broad scope of classes including general liability, inland marine, ocean marine, excess and umbrella, garage and environmental risks. The business is centered on a technology platform which provides online ratings, quotation and binding. This broadened product offering and national capability will strengthen the Jansen & Hastings team and complement its market-leading specialist capabilities in residential construction and healthcare.

Parsons will work alongside Janet Beaver, JHI senior vice president, based in San Francisco.

Parsons has 28 years of experience in the insurance industry, many of them developing and leading national MGA capabilities. Before joining Jansen & Hastings, Parsons was at AmWINS for more than five years, where he set up and headed the company’s national MGA business. Prior to that, Parsons was a senior vice president and a branch manager at American E&S.

Jansen & Hastings has offices in London and San Francisco.

Source: Jansen & Hastings

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