|[December 20, 2013]
James P. Kane to Join USI as Senior Vice President of Personal Lines
VALHALLA, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
USI Insurance Services ("USI") announced today that James P. Kane will
join the Company as senior vice president of personal lines effective
January 1, 2014. Kane will be responsible for USI's nationwide personal
insurance practice and will be located at the Mount Laurel, N.J. office.
"We're excited to be adding Jim to our executive team, said Michael J.
Sicard, USI's president, chief executive officer and chairman. His
extensive industry experience will play a critical role in USI's drive
to become the number one brand in the U.S. personal insurance brokerage
industry. Jim's ability to successfully design and implement individual
risk management programs will also be invaluable as we continue to
expand this key vertical by investing in new people, products and
For over 25 years Kane has held positions with local and regional
insurance agencies. Before joining USI, he was president of HUB
International Personal Inurance and, prior to that, he was senior vice
president of PLI Brokerage, which was sold to HUB International in 2005.
Kane has also worked at CBIZ Insurance as vice president of personal
insurance and at Sigel Insurance Group as a vice president.
Jim Kane said: "For almost 20 years, USI has been one of the leading
insurance brokerage firms in the United States and among the top three
largest personal lines brokers. They are known for regularly exceeding
their client's expectations and their high-touch service and proven
industry knowledge matches perfectly with my approach to personal lines
insurance. I am excited to be joining USI and I look forward to working
with Mike and his team."
Kane's commitment to the insurance industry also extends to education
with teaching positions at the Insurance Society of Philadelphia and the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As a faculty member from 1995-2005, he
taught a Personal Risk Management Chartered Property Casualty
Underwriter (CPCU) course as well as edited the homeowner's chapters on
personal risk management in the course's textbook. Kane holds both the
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and Certified Risk
Managers (CRM) designations from the National Alliance.
About USI Insurance Services
Founded in 1994, USI is the 10th largest insurance broker in the United
States and the 14th largest in the world. USI is headquartered in
Valhalla, NY and operates out of approximately 100 offices across the
United States. Additional information about USI may be found at www.usi.biz.
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