Burke Joins Arkansas’ Stephens Insurance

September 4, 2009

Patrick J. Burke has been appointed as a senior vice president with Stephens Insurance LLC, based in Little Rock, Ark.

Burke has spent the last 30 years advising select utilities and utilities mutual insurance companies. He has designed risk coverage plans/solutions and products for utilities and mutual insurance members.

For the past 25 years, Burke has been a consultant and broker primarily to risk managers in the utility industry regarding all facets of their operational exposures domestically and in foreign ventures including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and Australia. He has a long history of working directly with the international insurance community in the UK and Bermuda.

Early in his career, Burke worked with Commercial Union Group in general property underwriting, subsequently earning the responsibilities of chief underwriter in the marine division throughout the East. Burke transferred to Texas, where he was a Commercial Union sales representative working with local insurance agencies. He later joined Great American Insurance Cos. as a sales manager in their Texas region before becoming an insurance agent/broker.

Born in Ireland and educated in England, Burke arrived in the United States in 1953 and became a U.S. citizen in 1958. Burke attended New York School of Insurance and achieved CPCU and ARM designations. He has taught CPCU and risk management classes and has been a speaker at numerous industry meetings including utility groups in particular and various RIMS regional and national meetings.

Founded in 1987, Stephens Insurance LLC is an affiliate of Stephens Inc. A full-service agency, Stephens Insurance provides a complete range of insurance consultation, products and services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through offices in Little Rock, Austin, Dallas, Fayetteville and Texarkana.

Source: Stephens Inc.,
www.stephens.com, www.stephensinsurance.com

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