Michael Ann Johnson Joins HM Insurance Group as Seattle Regional Sales Director

Heidi Whoolery Takes New Role as National Producer Relations Executive for HM

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Ann Johnson has joined HM Insurance Group (HM) as the sales director of the company's Seattle regional sales office. She follows Heidi Whoolery, who recently moved into a new role for HM as national producer relations executive.

In her role, Johnson will work to maintain existing business, generate new opportunities and grow the book of stop loss insurance business in the Pacific Northwest region.

"Michael Ann is already well-known in the stop loss market and has proven her commitment to building and maintaining relationships," said Dan Carlton, regional sales vice president for HM's coastal region. "She's an excellent fit for the HM team."

Johnson comes to HM from Munich Re Stop Loss in Portland, Oregon, where she served as a regional director. Prior to that, she held director and sales positions with OptumHealth and The Hartford. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

As part of HM's long-term market presence and growth strategy, Whoolery has already started her new responsibilities to further deepen HM's relationships with key national producers. In this role, she serves as a primary contact for brokerage and consulting house executives, enhancing customer service and matching their needs with HM's capabilities. She is tasked with establishing best-in-class partnerships, while helping HM to obtain key market information and provide value-added service to all stakeholders.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, HM Insurance Group is a recognized leader in risk management. HM's product portfolio features employer stop loss and managed care reinsurance. The company also offers workers' compensation in Pennsylvania.

HM Life Insurance Company, HM Life Insurance Company of New York, HM Casualty Insurance Company and Highmark Casualty Insurance Company have "A-" (Excellent) ratings from A.M. Best Company. Through its insurance companies, HM Insurance Group holds insurance licenses in 50 states and the District of Columbia and maintains 23 regional sales offices across the country. For more information about HM Insurance Group, visit www.hmig.com

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