Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. Hires Three New Brokers, Adding to Its Property and Professional Practice Groups

Oak Ridge, TN, January 25, 2012 --( Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) has increased its Brokerage division by hiring 3 new commercial brokers. Shane Holden, ARM joined the company on January 3, 2012. He comes to AUI with over 20 years of insurance and risk management experience in the retail agency, risk management and wholesale brokerage fields. Shane began his insurance career as a retail property & casualty broker at Alexander & Alexander of NY, Marsh NY and AON Atlanta for a total of 12 years. He then moved into the risk management field as the property risk manager at Panasonic North America (NJ) and compliance officer /insurance manager for Nomura Securities NY for a total of 4 years.

Shane moved to wholesale in April 2007 when he joined Colemont (now AmWINS) as a property broker. He has worked on all size property placements from small ground up placements to large layered national property schedules and catastrophe business. He has been involved in traditional E&S insurance placements, as well as captive/reinsurance programs. In addition to being involved in the marketing process, Shane was responsible for preparing detailed coverage analysis, customized account mapping, limit/concentration analysis, RMS hurricane and earthquake modeling, and manuscript policy and endorsement wording. Shane’s primary wholesale focus at AUI will be Property. You can contact him at or by calling 866-984-3251, ext 5013.

Charlotte Adams Finver also joins Appalachian Underwriters as a commercial broker as of January 9, 2012. Charlotte’s expertise is in professional liability. She comes to Appalachian with over 25 years of experience in the professional liability brokerage field. Charlotte began her insurance career at The Insurance House in Atlanta, Georgia in 1985. In 1991 she moved to Florida and began the professional liability department for Continental Agency of Florida, Inc. Charlotte’s experience includes marketing and placing of all lines of professional coverage. Her expertise includes nonprofit, condo/homeowner and for profit directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, all classes of miscellaneous professional liability, lawyers professional, and allied health and specified medical liability. You can contact Charlotte at or by calling 866-984-3251, ext 5015.

Dale Borer has been active in the insurance industry in various capacities for over 30 years. She comes to Appalachian Underwriters as a commercial broker focused primarily on professional liability. Dale is a licensed insurance agent and surplus lines insurance broker in the state of Georgia, and holds non-resident licenses in many other states.

Her insurance career began in New York City as an underwriter in 1972. In 1979 she ventured into excess & surplus lines property and casualty underwriting while working for AIG in New York City. One year later, she and her family relocated to Atlanta, and shortly thereafter she joined an insurance brokerage firm as a broker for all commercial lines of business. In 1988, she joined Caperton Special Risks, a specialty lines brokerage operation owned by the McDonough Caperton Insurance Group. It was there that she decided to devote her career entirely to professional liability coverage. She is still specializing in this area and speaking on these subjects today. Dale is a licensed insurance instructor for the Georgia Insurance Department and is also Chair of the SE Chapter of the Professional Lines Underwriting Society and Past President of the Georgia Surplus Lines Association. She is also a member of the Professional Insurance Agents of Georgia, the Metro Association of Independent Insurance Agents Association, and the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia and of Cobb County. You can contact Dale at or by calling 866-984-3251, ext 5016.

“The hiring of these three brokers adds to the expertise we have on our practice groups for property and professional liability. Their extensive knowledge and experience in these fields make them a vital part of our organization,” said Mark Arnold, Director, Brokerage Division, Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.

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. To learn more about Appalachian Underwriters, Inc., please visit

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