Template for Staff Announcements

If your company would like to share staff announcements for publishing on OAPSLO’s website and social media, please include a copy ready post with the following information: Company Name and logo Photo of Individual Name and designations Title Contact Information including phone and email When appointed to the position Experience Responsibilities Past industry experience BackgroundContinue reading “Template for Staff Announcements”

J.M. Wilson Hires Spanner as Branch Manager

Graydon Spanner, CLCS  Branch ManagerWESTERVILLE, OHIO, MARCH 2021 – JM Wilson is pleased to announce the addition of Graydon Spanner as Branch Manager of their Westerville, Ohio office.  Graydon is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Westerville office, managing the staff, and developing relationships that foster growth with new and existing independent insurance agents in Ohio,Continue reading “J.M. Wilson Hires Spanner as Branch Manager”

OAPSLO Annual Meeting and Golf Outing – August 12, 2021!

The 2021 Annual Meeting and Golf Outing will be held on August 12, 2021 at Topgolf Columbus, 2000 Ikea Way, Columbus, OH 43240. This is a fun, networking event for members and their guests. There’s no pressure to have a good golf swing or score a lot of points. It’s all about everyone having fun.Continue reading “OAPSLO Annual Meeting and Golf Outing – August 12, 2021!”

Towerstone Acquires Ohio Wholesale Insurance Broker Jacobs & Associates

Towerstone, a Dallas-based wholesale insurance division of IMA Financial Group, has acquired Jacobs & Associates, a general agent and excess and surplus lines broker based in Strongsville, Ohio. The transaction was effective April 1, 2021. The partnership opens new markets for Towerstone and Jacobs, while also creating new offerings for the companies’ retail broker partnersContinue reading “Towerstone Acquires Ohio Wholesale Insurance Broker Jacobs & Associates”

OAPSLO March Membership Meeting Recap

OAPSLO held its first quarter membership meeting on March 18th with guest speaker Tiffany Andersen, Product & Business Development Manager with the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office.  Tiffany shared information about the Surplus Lines Information Portal or SLIP.  Provided here is the recording and provided here is the presentation. If you have questions about theContinue reading “OAPSLO March Membership Meeting Recap”

Great American Insurance Group Announces the Retirement of Mark R. Lonneman, Sr.

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:01 am Associated Press | CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021– Great American Insurance Group announces the retirement of Mark R. Lonneman, Sr., Divisional President of its Property & Casualty Group’s Risk Solutions Division, effective April 2021. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202005341/en/ Mr. Lonneman began his 41-year career withContinue reading “Great American Insurance Group Announces the Retirement of Mark R. Lonneman, Sr.”

Andy Hamilton named Transportation Manager at Arlington Roe

Andy joined Arlington/Roe in December 2020 as the Transportation Manager. He has prior experience as the branch manager of the Ohio office at J.M. Wilson Corp., and he has a wide variety of experience on the company, agency and E&S sides. He was responsible for all production in several states, and he led a teamContinue reading “Andy Hamilton named Transportation Manager at Arlington Roe”

The Ripple Effect of Social Inflation and Nuclear Verdicts on the Insurance Industry

Social inflation is an issue that continues to gain intensity – but what does it mean for our industry? The term describes the convergence of societal and legal trends to the tune of increased litigation, broader definition of duty to care, legal decisions tipping in the plaintiff’s favor, and larger jury awards. In turn, we’reContinue reading “The Ripple Effect of Social Inflation and Nuclear Verdicts on the Insurance Industry”

OAPSLO Board of Trustees Elected

Congratulations to the 2021 OAPSLO Board of Trustees elected at the Dec. 16, 2020 Annual Business Meeting! We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead under their leadership, and being your voice for the specialty and surplus lines insurance industry in Ohio. Go to oapslo.org to renew your membership or join today. President –Continue reading “OAPSLO Board of Trustees Elected”

The Lost Art of Submission Narratives

By Ken Kukral, VP of Special Risks, International Excess Program Managers, a division of One80 Intermediaries I remember a number of years ago when I went to a reception held on the aircraft carrier The USS Intrepid.  Kind of a unique place for a cocktail party but I figured I would go check it out. Continue reading “The Lost Art of Submission Narratives”