Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) Expands Operations by Forming a Commercial Brokerage Division and Opens a New Location in Sarasota, Florida to House the New Division

Oak Ridge, TN, October 29, 2008 --( AUI has formed the Commercial Brokerage Division and has selected a dedicated staff with the knowledge and expertise to facilitate solutions for property and casualty risks that are unique, unusual, or require a high capacity. The new Brokerage Division allows AUI to expand beyond their existing Managed Programs and place accounts of virtually any size for their 13,000 active agency partners. The Commercial Brokerage Division is led by Mark Arnold; he brings 22 years of insurance industry experience, most recently in the capacity of Branch Manager for Swett & Crawford in Sarasota, Florida. Mary Busciglio has also joined the AUI Brokerage Division as a Commercial Broker; Mary has 33 years of insurance industry experience, 13 of which have been in the Commercial Brokerage area, having served as a Broker with AmWINS for 11 years and later with Burns & Wilcox prior to Joining AUI.

Mark Arnold (Director, Brokerage Division)

Mary Busciglio (Commercial Broker)

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Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. is a full service MGA and Wholesale Insurance Brokerage, providing independent agents a National outlet to multiple specialized markets for Workers' Compensation, Commercial Specialty, and Personal Lines of insurance. AUIs’ home office is located at 800 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite A-1000 • Oak Ridge, TN 37830. With Satellite Offices in: San Diego, CA • Kennesaw, GA • Altamonte Springs, FL • Sarasota, FL • Murfreesboro, TN

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Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.
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