Cooper Gay & Cashman Becomes Cooper Gay Intermediaries

July 17, 2006

Independent reinsurance brokers, Cooper Gay (Holdings) Ltd., headquartered in London, renamed its U.S. domestic treaty operation, Cooper Gay Intermediaries LLC.

Based in Minneapolis, Cooper Gay Intermediaries is led by its newly appointed chief executive officer, James A. Brost, 52, one of the original members of the management team. He succeeded Michael W. Cashman, 56, who left to pursue other business interests.

Brost brings a wealth of experience to bear as CEO. Previously, he co-founded the Minneapolis-based independent reinsurance broker, Collins Associates, and served as vice chairman. Before that, he was with E.W. Blanch Holdings, later absorbed into Benfield Inc.

Toby Esser, chief executive of the London parent Cooper Gay (Holdings) Ltd, serves as chairman of Cooper Gay Intermediaries located at 601 Carlson Parkway in suburban Minneapolis.

Source: Cooper Gay

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