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John Kaas Appointed Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Zone Officer

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Ҵý 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 Ҵý's branches in Baltimore, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond and Washington DC. He will also directly manage Ҵý'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 Ҵý's Mid-Atlantic Zone," Szerlong said.

Kaas joined Ҵý 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.

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