CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --ÌýÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ today announced the appointment of John Kaas to Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Zone Officer. In this role, Kaas will be responsible for advancing the strategic direction of the territory, which includes ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½'s branches in Baltimore, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond and Washington DC. He will also directly manage ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½'s Philadelphia Branch office located in Radnor, PA. Kaas will report to Tim Szerlong, President, Worldwide Field Operations.
"John's more than 20 years of insurance industry experience, which reflects a strong record of success in leadership, distribution and underwriting management, make him the ideal candidate to lead ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½'s Mid-Atlantic Zone," Szerlong said.
Kaas joined ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ in 2011 and has served as the Florida Branch Vice President. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Risk Management and Insurance/Finance from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University.
"We will begin a search to fill the Florida Branch Vice President role immediately. John will work closely with Rob Huber, Southern Zone Officer, to ensure a smooth transition for the team and our Florida agents. John is well-positioned to continue building on the positive momentum in the Mid-Atlantic Zone, and we are pleased to have the talent to fill this role internally," Szerlong added.ÌýÌýÌýÌýÌýÌý
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