Calif. Surplus Lines Association Elects Norton Chairman

The members of the Surplus Line Association of California (SLA) unanimously elected Ceil Norton as their Chairman during
the SLA Annual meeting held Jan. 23 in San Francisco and Jan. 25 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Norton is the branch manager for Burns & Wilcox Insurance in Fresno, Calif. The SLA Annual Meeting was held January 23, 2007 in

Also elected were: Vice Chairman John Edack of Arch Specialty Insurance Agency Inc., San Francisco; Secretary-Treasurer Warren Stanley of Wholesale Connection Insurance Services, Woodland Hills, Calif.; and Executive Committee members Jim Pettipas of Socious Insurance Services, Rupert Hall of M.J. Hall & Co., Greg Crouse of Crouse & Associates, Davis Moore of Worldwide Facilities, Chris Brown of Brown & Riding Insurance Brokers, Jerry Sullivan of Gerald J. Sullivan & Associates Inc., Les Ross of Tri-City Brokerage, A Division of BISYS Commercial Insurance Services Inc., Frank Cravens of Cravens, Lefler & McCormick, Kris Bauer of AmWINS Insurance, and Phil Mazur of Swett & Crawford.

The SLA is an organization of 1,400 surplus line brokers licensed by California to negotiate and place insurance with nonadmitted insurers.

Source: California SLA