Los Angeles, CA – 9 November 2010 – Thomas E. Smith has joined Sullivan Brokers Wholesale Insurance Services as President effective November 8, 2010. Most recently, Smith was Great American Insurance Company Division President of Great American Custom Insurance Services.
Sullivan Brokers, part of the Los Angeles based Sullivan Group, is a national wholesale brokerage with expertise in healthcare, professional liability, management liability and specialty casualty.
“It’s a real delight to announce that someone of Thom’s stature and reputation is taking over the reins of Sullivan Brokers,” commented Hank Haldeman, Sullivan Group EVP. “We believe that Thom will lead Sullivan Brokers to the next level, and beyond.”
Mr. Smith has held senior management roles with American Re-Insurance Company (Munich Re) and Farmers Insurance Group. “Having known and worked with Thom for many years, I’m just delighted that Thom has joined our group,” said Jerry Sullivan, Chairman of the Sullivan Group. “Thom’s professionalism and extensive experience in our industry is an outstanding addition to Sullivan Brokers.”
“The opportunity to join an organization with the reputation and industry presence of Sullivan Brokers is very satisfying professionally,” said Smith. “When coupled with the extensive depth of talent throughout The Sullivan Group, the potential for the future of Sullivan Brokers is very exciting.”
Pete Germain, Senior Vice President and Vice-Chairman of Sullivan Brokers, added, “Thom clearly understands our business, the needs of our clients and has the skills required to lead Sullivan Brokers through our constantly changing marketplace… a great acquisition.”
Mr. Smith has both a B.A. (Government) and a M.A. (Public Law) degree from Southern Illinois University. He also has the CPCU and CLU designations. Smith will be based in Los Angeles.
Mr. Smith may be contacted at:
Contact: Hank Haldeman (213) 626-1000
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