Oak Ridge, Tenn.-based wholesale broker Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has restructured its organization to align with its regional strategy.
The corporate office in Oak Ridge also houses the Southeast region. It has four other regional offices in San Diego, California; Sanford, Florida (Orlando); St. Peters, Missouri (St. Louis); and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each AUI office will now have a regional vice president who will be responsible for the operations of a designated region.
The four regional vice presidents will report to the vice president of Business Development, who is at the AUI corporate office. Jeff Hensley is vice president of Business Development and for the Southeast.
Lisa Pratt is regional vice president for the Florida region; Rhonda Henze is regional vice president for the Midwest; Robert Purdy is regional vice president for the Northeast; and Jonathan Hooven is regional vice president for the West.
The regional vice presidents will be responsible for maintaining local market information and carrier and agent relationships, overseeing the office personnel and managing their regional profit centers.
“By aligning our corporate team with each of the regional business units, we will be able to enhance our level of service and build on corporate consistency across all markets,” says Bob Arowood, president of AUI.
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