Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. Hires Tom Stewart as Director of Workers’ Compensation Renewals

Oak Ridge, TN, June 03, 2012 --( Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) has hired a new Director of Workers’ Compensation Renewals, Tom Stewart. Tom is a workers’ compensation insurance company executive with 25 years industry experience. He comes to AUI from Highland Risk Services where he was executive vice president. Before that, Tom was the president and CEO of Diamond Insurance Company, a company that he formed in 1996. There he was able to create the business model for a one-of-a-kind workers’ compensation insurer and grow the company from a one state operation to a 14 state platform.

“We heard what our customers had to say, and we brought Tom in to focus on renewal retention. Our hope is to improve renewals and make doing business with us easier than ever,” says Bob Arowood, President of Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.

“I am proud to be a part of a recognized national leader in workers’ compensation program management. Appalachian Underwriters is one of those true entrepreneurial companies that offers solutions to the backbone of agencies, small business,” says Tom Stewart.

Tom holds many positions with insurance trade organizations and associations and is an accomplished public speaker for a wide span of workers’ compensation issues. You can contact Tom Stewart at

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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Jillian Crownover