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January 24
James Breaux Joins Alliant’s Team in Houston

​Breaux to provide strategic risk management and insurance solutions for clients across the Southwest region

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant has hired James Breaux as Vice President and continues to expand its team in Texas. Based in Houston, Breaux will create customized risk management and property and casualty insurance solutions that safeguard clients’ businesses across the region.

“James has a proven record of delivering highly strategic property and casualty solutions for clients across multiple industries and sizes,” said Bob Bennetsen, Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director with Alliant. “His unique approach to client service, targeted regional expertise, and experience working with a wide range of insurance solutions will serve as a tremendous asset to our team and our clients.”

Breaux is highly regarded for his ability to work alongside his clients to deliver tailored property and casualty solutions that maximize value and provide long-term protection. He has a depth of experience that includes risk management, workers’ compensation, property coverage, general liability, professional liability, umbrella/excess coverage, and more.

Prior to joining Alliant, Breaux was a Risk Management Consultant with a global insurance brokerage and consulting firm. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University.

Breaux can be reached at (832) 265-3963 or at James.Breaux@alliant.com.

January 21
Karen Caterino Appointed to Nevada Division of Insurance Agent Advisory Council

Alliant Public Entity executive nominated by State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant Insurance Services is proud to announce that Karen Caterino, Senior Vice President, Alliant, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Nevada Division of Insurance Agent Advisory Council. Caterino was selected by Nevada’s Insurance Commissioner, Barbara Richardson, as one of 15 Nevada appointees to the 2022-2023 Council.

“I am honored to serve as a member of the Nevada Insurance Commissioner’s Agent Advisory Council,” said Caterino. “I’m excited to have a voice at the table on behalf of our Nevadan clients and can also share knowledge learned therein with my Alliant colleagues.”

The Agent Advisory Council is the newest of the Division of Insurance’s advisory boards. As a board member, Caterino will play an instrumental role in providing the Nevada Insurance Commissioner with guidance and insight on various insurance issues affecting producers and their consumers. The Council represents the various types of agencies and lines of insurance being sold in the state of Nevada.

In her current role at Alliant, Caterino focuses on leading public entity, education and pooling business growth and development initiatives. Caterino will serve as a member on the Council until December 31, 2023.

January 18
​Collin Krickl Joins Alliant in Phoenix

Krickl to deploy his expertise in insurance and risk management to a broad base of clients across the Southwest region

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant has added Collin Krickl as Vice President to its team in Phoenix. Krickl will deploy his longstanding expertise in property and casualty insurance and risk management to service a broad base of clients across the Southwest region.

“Collin’s depth of expertise, extensive relationships, and strong regional understanding have set him apart as a leader in insurance and risk management,” said Bob Bennetsen, Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director with Alliant. “His strategic approach to planning and executing make him a valuable addition to our Phoenix team as we continue to grow our presence within the region.”

Krickl joins Alliant with a diverse background that spans the fields of insurance, risk management, business development, and consulting. He works alongside his clients to pinpoint their unique risks and exposures and responds with strategic solutions that reduce risk, expand coverage, and strengthen the bottom line.

Prior to joining Alliant, Krickl was a Business Insurance and Risk Management Consultant within the Tempe, Arizona, office of a global insurance brokerage firm. In addition to his vast experience in the insurance sector, Krickl has also handled business development initiatives within the telecommunications industry.

Krickl holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Arizona. He can be reached at (480) 888-5563 or at Collin.Krickl@alliant.com.

January 10
​Harrison McCorkle Joins Alliant’s Texas Team

Houston-based property and casualty expert to service a diverse regional client base

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant continues to strengthen its team in Texas, hiring Harrison McCorkle as Vice President. The Houston-based property and casualty insurance expert will create strategic insurance solutions to provide strength and long-term profitability for clients across the region.

“Harrison has extensive expertise creating a range of insurance solutions that protect clients in an ever-changing climate of risk,” said Bob Bennetsen, Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director with Alliant. “His addition to the Houston team will serve as a powerful asset for our team and our clients throughout the region.”

McCorkle is highly regarded for his ability to design and deploy customized insurance solutions for clients across a range of sizes and industries. He joins Alliant with a comprehensive background in workers’ compensation, product liability, general liability, and various other coverages. McCorkle also has significant experience in financial services.

Prior to joining Alliant, McCorkle handled property and casualty risk with a global insurance brokerage and consulting firm. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Hampden-Sydney College.

McCorkle can be reached at (410) 375-3100 or at Harrison.McCorkle@alliant.com.

January 03
Bryan Musa Joins Alliant’s Employee Benefits Team in Connecticut

​Employee benefits veteran brings leadership and financial expertise to growing team

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Employee benefits veteran Bryan Musa has joined Alliant as Vice President within its national Employee Benefits Group. Based in Hartford, Connecticut, Musa will design and implement innovative employee benefits solutions for a diverse portfolio of regional and national clients.

“Bryan adds additional strength to our team in the Northeast, combining a powerful combination of leadership and analytical skills,” said Kevin Overbey, President, Alliant Employee Benefits. “He is a driven leader who produces results by looking at problems through an operational and financial lens and delivering strategic solutions that improve organizational performance.”

Musa has more than 20 years of experience creating strategic insurance, employee benefits, and financial solutions for clients. He is a successful, metrics-driven leader with experience managing internal and national sales teams. Musa helps organizations implement strategies to provide long-term sustainability, profitability, and strength.

Prior to joining Alliant, Musa was a Health and Benefits Consultant with a global advisory, broking, and solutions company offering risk management and employee benefits solutions. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Elmira College.

Musa can be reached at (413) 364-6917 or at Bryan.Musa@alliant.com.

December 23
Denver’s James Fraser Joins Alliant

​Longtime employee benefits consultant to create strategic employee benefits solutions for a diverse base of regional and national clients

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant has added longtime employee benefits consultant James Fraser to its Employee Benefits team in Denver. As Senior Vice President, Fraser will provide strategic employee benefits solutions for a diverse base of regional and national clients. 

“James’s vast expertise in the employee benefits sector make him a strong asset for our Employee Benefits Group and our clients across the nation,” said Kevin Overbey, President, Alliant Employee Benefits. “His ability to analyze an organization’s benefits strategy and respond with high-value solutions will provide a powerful competitive advantage for our clients and their employees.”

Fraser has two decades of experience designing and deploying innovative employee benefits programs for clients across a range of industries and sizes. With a diverse background spanning finance, media, and insurance, Fraser delivers efficient solutions that improve cross-organizational collaboration, enhance company morale, optimize performance, and strengthen the bottom line. Fraser also has experience leading consulting projects for a national health insurance company and multiple Fortune 500 and 100 companies.

Prior to joining Alliant, Fraser was Senior Vice President with a global insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm where he was a national innovation team leader and subject matter expert for a national health practice focusing on alternative health plans and emerging, technology-based health solutions.

Fraser can be reached at (720) 590-4526 or at James.Fraser@alliant.com.

December 22
​Stephanie Grosso Joins Alliant in Tampa

Grosso to provide customized property and casualty insurance programs for diverse Southeast client base

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant continues to strengthen its team in Florida, hiring Stephanie Grosso as Assistant Vice President. Based in Tampa, Grosso will design and implement customized property and casualty insurance programs for a diverse base of clients throughout the Southeast.

“Stephanie has extensive expertise delivering high-value insurance solutions that address a fast-evolving climate of risk,” said Bob Bennetsen, Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director with Alliant. “Her diverse industry experience and strong regional expertise will serve as a powerful resource for clients across the region.”

Grosso is highly regarded for designing tailored risk and insurance solutions that address her clients’ short-term and long-term goals while maximizing value. She joins Alliant with a comprehensive background working with the government contracting, manufacturing, distribution, and trade construction sectors. Grosso also has extensive experience with cyber security coverage.

Prior to joining Alliant, Grosso was a Commercial Lines Agent with an international insurance brokerage and consulting firm. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Central Florida. Grosso also holds the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) and Certified Builders Insurance Agent (CBIA) designations as well as the Cyber COPE Insurance CertificationSM (CCIC).

Grosso can be reached at (813) 334-8137 or at Stephanie.Grosso@alliant.com.

December 21
William “Jib” Reagan Joins Alliant’s Growing Florida Team

Tampa-based employee benefits consultant adds expertise in group insurance and business transition solutions to Alliant’s Employee Benefits Group

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — William “Jib” Reagan has joined Alliant as Vice President within its Employee Benefits Group. The Tampa-based Reagan joins Alliant’s team in Florida with targeted expertise in group insurance and business transition solutions.

“Jib’s focused experience with various funding arrangements and strategies and his strategic approach to plan design make him a valuable asset to our clients,” said Kevin Overbey, President, Alliant Employee Benefits. “His targeted expertise in group insurance and proven experience serving government contractors adds additional strength to our team as we continue to grow and expand throughout the Southeast region.”

Reagan is an experienced employee benefits consultant with a focus on group benefit plan design, partially self-insured funding arrangements, and defined benefit contribution strategies. He has extensive experience working with government contractors, designing and implementing employee benefits solutions that provide long-term cost savings while enhancing employee well-being.

Prior to joining Alliant, Reagan was Assistant Vice President with a global insurance brokerage and consulting firm. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from Auburn University and his MBA from Saint Leo University.

Reagan can be reached at (813) 391-0227 or at Jib.Reagan@alliant.com.

December 20
​Phoenix’s Adam Walter Joins Alliant

Longtime employee benefits consultant brings targeted expertise in cost containment and self-funded programs

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Adam Walter has joined Alliant as Vice President within its Employee Benefits Group. Based in Phoenix, Walter will design and deploy strategic employee benefits solutions for a diverse array of regional and national clients with a targeted expertise in cost containment and self-funded programs.

“Adam has the ability to work closely with his clients and identify opportunities to build programs that drive long-term value and sustainability,” said Kevin Overbey, President, Alliant Employee Benefits. “His broad market knowledge and keen understanding of the changing healthcare landscape will serve as a valuable asset to our team in the Southwest.”

Walter joins Alliant with a diverse background creating employee benefits programs for clients across a breadth of industries and sizes. He is highly regarded for building and maintaining strong relationships with his clients and creating high-value benefits solutions that reduce healthcare costs for employers while delivering enhanced benefits for employees.

Prior to joining Alliant, Walter was Senior Vice President-Benefits Consulting with a national insurance brokerage and consulting firm. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arizona. Walter also served as a Cryptologic Linguist with the United States Air Force.

Walter can be reached at (520) 404-9799 or at Adam.Walter@alliant.com.

December 16
Alliant’s 2021 World Food Derby Raises $228,851 For Communities in Need

Annual initiative supports local and global communities with nearly 400 volunteer hours

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant employees raised $228,851 in combined cash, food, and essential item donations in the company’s 2021 World Food Derby competition. World Food Derby is Alliant’s annual initiative to fundraise and volunteer time to help end world hunger and serve local and global communities in honor of World Food Day on October 16. This year, Alliant employees across the nation joined forces and contributed nearly 400 volunteer hours for the competition, which was extended to culminate on November 30, Giving Tuesday.

“In a year where the need for food and essential items remains highly urgent, Alliant employees stepped up again and volunteered their time and donated resources and funds to help communities in need across the globe,” said Diana Kiehl, Chief Administrative Officer of Alliant and head of the company’s philanthropy program. “We had a great impact with dedicated employees who were generous and invited their friends, family, and neighbors to volunteer and donate resources as well.”

Alliant employees participated in a range of activities, including donating food, cash, and essential items as well as volunteering at food banks, shelters, and other community organizations. Employees also donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, supporting at-risk communities at home and abroad.

This marks the 13th year Alliant has participated in World Food Day. The total combined cash, food, and essential item donations for 2020 and 2021 World Food Derby competitions were $740,286. Plans to make another meaningful impact in 2022 have already begun.

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