SAN FRANCISCO--()--Wells Fargo Insurance – part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) – has named Anne Doss head of its Personal and Small Business Insurance division, effective January 1st. Based in Charlotte, N.C., she will continue to report to Laura Schupbach, head of Wells Fargo Insurance.
“Under Anne’s direction, I’m confident the personal and small business insurance division will continue to grow as we leverage Wells Fargo’s strong culture of cross-sell, and partner more closely with the company’s business and retail banking groups to provide our customers with improved access to the insurance products they need.”
Wells Fargo Insurance, the fifth largest insurance broker in the world, serves retail consumers, high net worth individuals, small businesses, as well as middle market and large corporate customers. In her role, Doss will lead a team dedicated to providing small business and consumer insurance solutions, including auto, home, renters, life, umbrella as well as property and liability insurance. She will also continue to lead Wells Fargo’s Life Insurance and Disability Management business.
“As we continue to strengthen Wells Fargo’s Insurance operations, we have reorganized our leadership to better serve our customers,” said Schupbach. “Under Anne’s direction, I’m confident the personal and small business insurance division will continue to grow as we leverage Wells Fargo’s strong culture of cross-sell, and partner more closely with the company’s business and retail banking groups to provide our customers with improved access to the insurance products they need.”
Most recently, Doss led the Insurance National Practices and Special Risk group, which provides resources for Wells Fargo’s property and casualty and employee benefit units, as well as life insurance, international broker network and third party administrator retail operations. She was responsible for growing the Special Risks group, which provides targeted insurance programs to industries such as real estate, health care, public entity, aviation, and hospitality. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Doss was president of Wachovia Insurance Services where she managed the commercial property and casualty insurance, personal lines, employee benefits, and life insurance operations.
Doss succeeds Neal Aton, who will remain with Wells Fargo Insurance and continue to lead several key business initiatives through 2013. Aton first led the personal and small business insurance operations from 2005-2009 before also managing Wells Fargo’s Commercial Brokerage division from 2009-2012. He is the current president of the American Bankers Insurance Association (ABIA) and national board member of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF).
About Wells Fargo Insurance
Wells Fargo Insurance is the fifth largest insurance broker in the world (Business Insurance, 2012). With 127 offices in 37 states, Wells Fargo Insurance provides solutions for a wide range of customers, including retail consumers, high net worth individuals, small businesses, as well as middle market and large corporate customers. The 7,000 insurance professionals of Wells Fargo Insurance write or place $15 billion of risk premiums annually in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines, and life products.
About Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
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