People Moves: Janes Joins Woodruff Sawyer in Texas; Hamel Named Sr. VP, Sales at AMERISAFE

May 7, 2021
Woodruff Sawyer

San Francisco-based insurance broker and consulting firm Woodruff Sawyer has added Jon Janes to its Management Liability team as a vice president. He is based in Austin, Texas.

Janes specializes in D&O risk for public and private companies across all industries.

He began his career in the legal field, then expanded to the insurance industry. With over 15 years’ experience at insurance brokerage firms, Janes has an extensive, multi-faceted knowledge of the industry. He has a deep understanding of the complex risks and challenges faced by companies and their directors and officers.


AMERISAFE Inc., a DeRidder, Louisiana-based specialty provider of workers’ compensation insurance focused on high hazard industries, has appointed Mary Ellen Hamel as senior vice president of Sales.

Hamel comes to AMERISAFE with more than 20 years of insurance and leadership experience, most recently serving as divisional president of the Republic Cos. In addition to progressively responsible sales roles at Republic, Hamel has prior experience as an independent insurance agent and working within a property/casualty wholesaler.

AMERISAFE is focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, logging and lumber, manufacturing, and agriculture. AMERISAFE actively markets workers’ compensation insurance in 27 states.

Topics Texas

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