Cuyahoga Falls, OH, February 08, 2018 –(PR.com)– Wichert Insurance, an Ohio based Independent Insurance Agency and wholesaler, is pleased to announce the appointment of Al Thomas to the position of President. Al has worked in the capacity of Principal of Confluence Insurance Advisors, LLC (CIA) as a consultant to Wichert’s acquisition strategy and sales management. CIA will become a managed Wichert LLC and Licensed Insurance Agency and Al will become a Principal partner in another Wichert managed LLC.
Prior to this, Al was the COO of Huntington Insurance and held positions at Willis and Wells Fargo. “Al was exposed to Wichert’s unique platform where Principal Partners retain and obtain ownership in legacy agencies while enjoying the platform of Companies, Capabilities and Constituencies found in the largest agents and brokers without the downsides of banks, equity partners, and consolidators,” says Tom Wichert, CEO of Wichert Insurance. “Having Al on board has given a higher level of visibility to this exceptional platform that has only become enhanced with the passage of the Tax Reform last month.”
Al will be responsible for the leadership of the platform from which all Wichert managed entities benefit. Al will lead and set the vision and objectives with the Principals that ultimately determine the success of their operating units. He will continue to lead the day to day sales management of designated producers of each LLC. Additional responsibilities will include the structure and management of the service platform as well as continued assimilation of producers and agencies choosing to join the Wichert Insurance family of companies.
Wichert Insurance is also pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Hammond, CPCU, CIC as Director of Insurance Operations. In this role Robin will assume responsibility for the day to day Account Manager and Service Personnel using the Vertafore AMS360 Imagewrite/Worksmart system to assure that each agency platform is optimizing the customer experience. Robin has over 20 years in both company and agency operations and stands ready to offer immediate enhancement to Wichert managed LLC Principals and their agencies.
Wichert Insurance Services, Inc. provides a platform and operations base for multiple LLCs and S-Corps that are owned by Principal Partners from legacy businesses, acquisitions or organic new production. These operating units retain the personal local touch while levering insurer relationships and providing services only found at the larger broker level. This model is truly different than the franchises or equity models that proliferate the landscape today and would clearly seem to maximize the advantages of new Federal Tax legislation just passed.
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