Denver, April 19 2011 – Premier Group Insurance, Inc. announced today the further expansion of its agency Property & Casualty group of more than 100 licensed agents into additional targeted states in the West. Leading the strategic expansion will be newly appointed President, Rex Hickling, CPCU, AIM.
In bringing more than 27 years of Property & Casualty experience to his leadership position, previously as Vice President of Sales, Finance, and Distribution for Premier Group Insurance Hickling helped to lead the agency group to record double digit revenue growth in 2010 during a time most P & C agencies were challenged with growth. Premier Group Insurance also saw a record number of new agency affiliates in 2010 as it began its’ expansion under Hickling.
Prior to joining Premier Group Insurance, Hickling held an array of executive and managerial positions spanning more than two decades with two leading Property & Casualty insurers, Travelers and Safeco. Having had responsibility for results across 14 states, his experience spans a number of disciplines, from underwriting to product management, to sales, marketing and general management.
Premier Group Insurance Chairman & CEO, Youngdon Yun said, “We are delighted to have such a uniquely qualified and talented person as Rex at the helm driving our strategic expansion. Rex’s high energy, vision, and personal engagement have the whole Premier team revved up to execute on our initiatives. Increasing our agency partner value in a manner of “constant improvement” has been a hallmark of Premier’s and Rex has raised the bar for us. Under Rex I know our best is yet to come.”
Hickling said “It’s about teamwork and having great people focused on a common goal. Richard King, PGI’s Vice President of Operations has the whole place aligned with our agent-centric model and focused on one goal – our agent’s success and processes to drive that. There’s a buzz about Premier, both internally and from our carriers and policyholders. PGI’s investment in our agents is making a positive impact for all of our stakeholders. With our new enhanced agency offerings the value created for agents today is clearly best in class and the vision is becoming a reality.”
About Premier Group Insurance, Inc.
Premier Group Insurance, Inc., PGI, is a privately held corporation based in Denver, Colorado. PGI’s value differentiation is a unique ability to deliver a compelling competitive advantage to its member Property & Casualty agency partners to help them execute and maximize their agency value through a variety of financial, sales, support, and consultative means. In business since 1999, Premier Group Insurance owns three agencies and has more than one hundred P & C agency affiliates active in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah before its announced expansion into additional states.
Additional information about Premier Group Insurance and becoming a PGI Agency Affiliate is available at http://www.ThinkPremierFirst.com
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Rex Hickling, CPCU, AIM
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