James P. Kane to Join USI as Senior Vice President of Personal Lines

New Executive to Play a Key Role in Expanding USI’s Personal Insurance Practice

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 solutions.”

For over 25 years Kane has held positions with local and regional insurance agencies. Before joining USI, he was president of HUB International Personal Insurance 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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