SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFG Companies has announced that Vickie L. Potts (firstname.lastname@example.org) has joined as a Regional Director – Bind. Based in IFG's Scottsdale offices, Vickie will be responsible for leading initiatives for the profitable expansion of IFG's Bind operations in the Western and Midwestern states.
"With her extensive marketing, underwriting, product development and compliance experience, we are very pleased to have Vickie join IFG's Bind unit. She has the energy, commitment and skills to make significant contributions to our Bind footprint," said Bob Linton, Chairman of IFG Companies.
Vickie worked for almost seventeen years for W.R. Berkley and its affiliates, where, most recently, she was a Vice President of Agency Relations & Business Development; and prior thereto, was a Vice President of Marketing at Nautilus Insurance Group, where she was a part of the senior leadership team whose responsibilities included managing wholesale producer relationships. Before this, Vickie worked as an underwriting manager for garage business at Western Heritage Insurance Company and has held commercial lines underwriter positions at St. Paul Companies, Azstar Casualty Company and SKANCO International, Ltd. Immediately prior to joining IFG, Vickie was an Agency Marketing Representative with business development responsibilities at CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
Vickie holds an Associate in Arts degree from Paradise Valley Community College. She has also earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations.
Founded in 1985, IFG Companies is one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United States. IFG provides property–casualty insurance on both a non-admitted basis and an admitted basis. IFG Companies currently has five principal business units: Brokerage GL, Excess and Umbrella, Binding Authority, Submit and Brokerage Property. Coverages are underwritten by IFG's affiliated insurers: The Burlington Insurance Company, First Financial Insurance Company, Alamance Insurance Company and Guilford Insurance Company. All hold an A (Excellent) IX rating from A. M. Best Company.