Valley Insurance Agency Alliance Member Hires, Promotes Team Members

St. Louis insurance agency adds to growing company.

St. Louis, MO, November 18, 2016 --( O’Connor Insurance recently hired Jacque Brandel as Personal Lines Account Manager and Laura Dobyns as Commercial Lines Account Manager. The agency also promoted Elizabeth Schurwan to Assistant Commercial Lines Manager.

Brandel will serve personal lines accounts by promoting new business, maintaining client satisfaction, and ensuring renewals. Brandel is a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) who has more than 15 years of experience in personal lines customer service.

Dobyns will work with commercial clients and carriers to identify and secure potential new business opportunities, develop and promote solid business relationships, and provide an excellent level of client service. She has 25 years of account manager experience.

Schurwan joined the agency as a Commercial Lines Account Manager in 2014. In this new position, she will assist in the management of the Commercial Lines Department and serve commercial lines accounts by working closely with clients to ensure renewals, as well as promote new business opportunities. She recently earned her accreditation as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), which signifies a higher professional level of knowledge, competence and commitment to continuing insurance education. Schurwan previously worked for a national insurance company and, prior to that, in the education field before entering the insurance industry.

Founded in 1975, O’Connor Insurance is a full service insurance agency that specializes in community associations, business, life, home and auto insurance. The company is located at 12101 Olive Blvd. and is a member of Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of over 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois. Founded in 2006, VIAA generates more than $150 million in written premium and is the regional founding member for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a $6 billion national alliance.

For more information about O’Connor Insurance, call (314) 434-0038.
Valley Insurance Agency Alliance
Rochelle Brandvein
(314) 333-4906