In an effort to better serve its expanding customer base in the Southwest, Wells Fargo Insurance named Howard McClure regional managing director for its Southwest operations, which includes Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.
In his role, McClure will oversee eight offices and approximately 235 team members who provide insurance services to Wells Fargo’s business banking, middle market, large corporate, and high net worth customers in the region. Based in Dallas, he will report to Kevin Kenny, head of Wells Fargo’s Insurance Brokerage and Consulting group.
Under McClure’s leadership, Wells Fargo Insurance will focus on growing its property and casualty, employee benefits and private risk management services throughout the Southwest, one of the fastest growing regions for the business. The team will also focus on select industry groups including hospitality, and real estate and expanding its insurance operations in the major metropolitan markets including Dallas, Houston and Denver.
“While we will continue to grow our property and casualty and employee benefit practices, I see tremendous opportunities to introduce and expand new areas of expertise, including energy and real estate,” said McClure. “As we partner with other Wells Fargo business lines in the Southwest, we continue to identify and serve the insurance needs of our customers in this very important region.”
Earlier this year, Wells Fargo Insurance introduced a new regional structure which includes seven regions and approximately 160 local offices. The new structure better aligns the company’s insurance operations within each market and across the U.S. to other Wells Fargo business units.
“Under Howard’s leadership, the team is expanding resources and expertise to address and best serve the insurance needs of our customers throughout the region,” said Kenny. “The Southwest is an extremely important market for Wells Fargo Insurance and we will continue to invest in the resources and talent to strengthen our operations.”
To support its growth strategy in the Southwest, McClure plans to actively recruit top talent in the region.
Before the restructure, McClure was the regional managing director for the Carolina’s region of Wells Fargo Insurance. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2008, he led the southern region for Wachovia Insurance Services. With over 31 years of experience managing financial-service operations, McClure has worked in locations including Singapore, Seattle, Dallas and Atlanta.
Source: Wells Fargo
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