Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. Restructures Organization to Align with Regional Strategies

Oak Ridge, TN, July 12, 2012 --( Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. is announcing their regional market strategy by formalizing a regional office structure which will position the company to enhance their national footprint and business partner relationships.

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) offers a national wholesale binding and brokerage outlet for agents looking to bring their clients a broad selection of quality insurance products. The corporate office is located in Oak Ridge, TN which hubs the southeast region with four other regional offices located in San Diego, California; Sanford, Florida (Orlando); St. Peters, Missouri (St. Louis); and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each office will have a Regional Vice President (RVP) who will be responsible for the operations of his/her designated region. The four RVPs will report to the Vice President of Business Development, who is centralized at AUI corporate and will ensure each office is properly aligned with AUI corporate initiatives.

The RVPs will be responsible for maintaining local market information, maintaining carrier and agent relationships, overseeing the office personnel and managing their regional profit centers. Each will work with corporate underwriting and marketing to ensure a consistent message is relayed to the market and the valued AUI customer.

“By aligning our corporate team with each of the regional business units, we will be able to enhance our level of service and build on corporate consistency across all markets. Our goal is for our customer to truly see AUI as Business Made Easy,” says Bob Arowood, President of Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.

Contact Information:

Jeff Hensley, VP Business Development-Southeast Region
888-376-9633, ext 8450

Lisa Pratt, RVP-Florida Region
888-376-9633, ext 8403

Rhonda Henze, RVP-Midwest Region
888-376-9633, ext 7087

Robert Purdy, RVP-Northeast Region

Jonathan Hooven, RVP-West Region
888-376-9633, ext 7362

About 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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Jillian Crownover