San Diego, CA, 03/04/2008 – ARROWHEAD General Insurance Agency, Inc. announced today it has named Chris Walker as chief executive officer effective 2/28/08. He will succeed Frank Ruyak who has held that position since 2003. Walker’s previous position was president of Arrowhead.
Since joining Arrowhead in 2003, Walker has been involved with the company’s business development strategies, product expansion and acquisitions. His additional responsibilities will now include the company’s overall operations and infrastructure.
“It is truly an honor to be entrusted with the responsibilities of leading our growing company,” Walker said. “It’s a privilege to work with our incredibly talented and dedicated team of professionals we have at Arrowhead and I am looking forward to continuing our company’s success and growth initiatives.”
Pat Kilkenny, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors commented, “Chris is a proven outstanding and energetic leader who I know cares deeply about the future success of Arrowhead and our dedicated team of employees. All of us are excited about his expanded role.”
Prior to joining Arrowhead, Walker was a vice chairman of AON Re. His insurance career began with the reinsurance intermediary E.W. Blanch Co., ultimately serving as chairman and CEO of E.W. Blanch Holdings, which traded publicly on the NYSE. Walker is also past chairman of the Brokers and Reinsurance Markets Association and currently serves on the Arrowhead Board of Directors.
Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, is an independent national insurance program manager for commercial, personal and specialty products and is one of the largest privately held general agencies in the United States. Arrowhead’s partnerships with strong insurance carriers provide stability for its nationwide network of producers. We invite insurance agencies and insurance companies from coast to coast to grow with us. ArrowheadGrp.com.
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