Tennessee Underwriter Forms Commercial Brokerage in Florida

Oct 29, 2008

Insurance Journal–October 28, 2008

Tennessee-based Appalachian Underwriters Inc. established a commercial brokerage division and will open a new office in Sarasota, Fla. to house the new operation.

AUI will focus on property and casualty risks that are unique, unusual or require a high capacity.

The new brokerage division allows AUI to expand beyond their existing managed programs and place accounts of virtually any size for their 13,000 active agency partners.

The commercial brokerage division is led by Mark Arnold; he brings 22 years of insurance industry experience, most recently as a branch manager for Swett & Crawford in Sarasota.

Mary Busciglio has also joined the AUI brokerage division as a
commercial broker. She has 33 years of insurance industry experience.