California MGA Yates Adds Broker

October 24, 2011

Barbara Carey has joined Tustin, Calif.-based managing general agent Yates as an underwriter and broker.

Carey spent the last eight years as senior broker and vice president of another California wholesale brokerage. Carey has a background in commercial and professional lines and also has experience in the agriculture industry.

Yates & Associates, which was started by founder Jim Yates in 1987, was recently sold to venture capital firm Scottish American Capital, with Jim Yates retaining ownership of 20 percent of the firm. The firm was renamed to Yates, and Scottish American chief Paul Thompson is now CEO of Yates.

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