Hull & Co. Inc. has announced the retirement of a longtime employee based at their Fort Lauderdale, Fla., branch.
Ed Calabrese, president and chief operating officer will retire from the Florida-based wholesale broker and managing general agency on June 30 with more than half a century in the insurance business under his belt.
“After 32 wonderful years at Hull & Company, and over 50 years in this great industry, it is time to hang up my hat and smell the flowers,” Calabrese said. “In August my family and I have rented a villa in the Tuscan Hills of Italy and this will be the first of many such trips for Mary and me in the years to come.”
Calabrese began his career in New York City with the Continental Casualty Co. after serving in the Korean War with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Chairman Dick Hull said, “Ed has been my ‘right arm’ for many years here at Hull and Co.” The duo’s business relationship goes back to Calabrese’s post-Continental days when the veteran brokered business to Hull while working at Frank B. Hall.
Upon Cabrese’s departure, Mike Riordan will be named president and CEO of Hull and Co. Inc. Riordan will remain in the St. Petersburg, Fla., office.
Bob McGrew will move to Fort Lauderdale to assume the role of executive vice president and will take on the duties of the chief operating officer.
Hull and Company has 30 offices across the U.S. employing approximately 700 personnel.
Source: Hull and Co. Inc.
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