Garinger, Kohler Join Retail Insurance Broker Signature Select

May 21, 2009

Signature Select LLC, a retail insurance broker subsidiary of The IMA Financial Group Inc., hired Deena Garinger as account manager/account executive for its Denver employee benefits practice, and Howard Kohler as a Denver business development executive focused on property and casualty insurance lines.

Garinger has more than 12 years of employee benefits insurance industry experience including account management, sales, and set-up of new insurance accounts for self-insured employee benefits plans. She gained in-depth experience working with employers of various sizes while at CIGNA HealthCare.

Kohler was chosen to establish Signature Select’s property and casualty sales presence in the Denver marketplace because of his strong brokerage experience and his background as a risk manager on the client side. He has nearly a decade of experience as an insurance agent and as an in-house risk manager for a Metro area retirement community.

IMA is a diversified financial services company specializing in insurance, asset and risk management with 450 employees and offices in six markets across the nation. Signature Select launched its Denver presence in 2009 to provide personal insurance services and business insurance solutions for small to mid-sized organizations.

About Signature Select LLC: Signature Select LLC – ( – is a subsidiary of The IMA Financial Group providing personal and business insurance services for small- to mid-sized organizations. Signature Select has a presence in Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita and is seeking licensure in all 50 states.

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