Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. Adds Four New Team Members to the Workers’ Compensation Division

St. Peters, MO, February 07, 2019 --( Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of four Workers’ Compensation underwriting professionals to the St. Peters, MO office.

Tara Regan-Collins, Sr. Underwriter
Tara is a seasoned insurance professional, previously working with another national MGA where was Senior Underwriter. Prior to that, she managed large deductible accounts for a major excess insurer. Tara will be handling the West region for AUI.

Kimberly Ksiazkiewicz, Sr. Underwriter
Kim comes to AUI with 10 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Underwriting Supervisor for a national MGA. She will be underwriting Work Comp business in the Southeast region, as well as middle market accounts.

Eric Nitz, Underwriter
Eric has been an Underwriter for the past five years. He will be working on accounts under $25,000 from the AUI Xpress Workers’ Compensation online rater. Available in 32 states, the online rater is the most efficient way to submit small Work Comp business to AUI.

Kathy Hovis, Underwriting Assistant
In her role as UA, Kathy will be supporting the St. Peters underwriting team to rate, quote, and bind new Work Comp business. She brings with her three years of Work Comp policyholder experience.

About Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.:
Established in 1996, Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. is now the fifth largest MGA in the nation, offering exceptional commercial and personal insurance solutions. For more information on AUI Workers’ Compensation, please visit
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Toshya Leonard