SLA Elects New Officers

Chair Stacey Beougher of IIW Insurance Services of Dublin, Calif., presided over the recent election of officers for 2002 for the Surplus Line Association of California.

Horst Lechler of Anderson & Murison of Los Angeles was elected chairman. Other elected officers are Katie Freeman of Katie Freeman Insurance, who will serve as vice-chair and Greg Crouse of Crouse & Associates, who will serve as secretary treasurer.

The remaining elected members of the executive committee are: Beougher, Chris Brown of Brown & Riding Insurance Associates Inc., Rupert Hall of M.J. Hall & Company Inc., Michael Heagerty of Harry W. Gorst Company Inc., Phillip Mazer of Swett & Crawford Group, Ceil Norton of Burns & Wilcox Insurance, James Pettipas of ECM Surplus Lines Brokers and John Tastor of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.