SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), announced today that two of its sales executives, Russell Bank and Billy Bray, won Business Insurance magazine’s 40 Under 40 Broker Awards. In its third year, the 40 Under 40 program recognizes leadership attributes, client service skills and expertise among retail insurance brokers under age 40.
“We are thrilled that our team members have been recognized as top performers and industry leaders,” said Laura Schupbach, head of Wells Fargo Insurance. “Russell and Billy are outstanding representatives of Wells Fargo’s commitment to provide our customers with best-in-class service and innovative solutions that help them succeed financially.”
About the Winners
- Russell Bank, a vice president and insurance carrier placement specialist, is responsible for obtaining the most appropriate property and casualty carrier coverage for upper middle market companies. He is based in New York, NY.
- Billy Bray, is a sales executive and is responsible for business development, client service, sales, and cross-sell primarily in the property and casualty segment. He is based in Houston, TX.
“Brokers remain vital partners for risk managers and benefits managers and Business Insurance is pleased to recognize another outstanding group of young broker leaders through our 40 Under 40 Broker Awards program,” said Gavin Souter, editor of Business Insurance. “It is important for the insurance industry that a new generation of intermediaries with the requisite skills and expertise to meet their clients’ increasingly complex needs is climbing the leadership ranks. The 2014 honorees clearly are well-positioned to take the brokerage sector forward.”
The 40 Under 40 designations are based on nominations provided by brokers and risk managers. Honorees were selected by a panel of senior editors at Business Insurance based on their ability to demonstrate excellence in providing client service, expertise in their field of operations, and effectiveness in leadership. The program is divided into four regions of the United States with 10 honorees per region.
About Wells Fargo Insurance
Recently named Best Insurance Broker in the U.S. by Global Finance Magazine1, 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. Wells Fargo Insurance writes or places approximately $11 billion of risk premiums annually in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines, and life products and also includes one of the nation’s leading crop insurance providers, Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS).
About Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
1 Ranking includes Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance Services of West Virginia, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc., and Rural Community Insurance Company