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St. James Insurance Group appoints Dave Stricker to Lead Commercial Insurance Division

April 14, 2010

Orlando, FL., April 14, 2010 – St. James Insurance Group, a leading insurance program manager, announced today it has appointed Dave Stricker to lead its Commercial Insurance Division. Stricker will be responsible for building out St. James commercial insurance program and MGA operations. Established in 1984 under the name Braishfield Associates Inc., St. James exited the commercial insurance business with the sale of their operations to Brown and Brown in 2005 to focus on their Personal Lines MGA and program operations. Today, St. James represents numerous insurance carriers/binding authorities with writings in excess of $315 million in premium. Stricker joins St. James from All Risks Ltd., where he held the position of Senior Vice President. Most recently he was responsible for the oversight of the AcelaRate division that focused on utilizing technology and efficient processing to provide quick quoting and binding for small commercial business. Prior to this he oversaw the Northeast Region for All Risks including multiple offices producing binding, program, and brokerage business. Prior to All Risks, he was a Vice President with Marsh in Washington, DC.    In re-entering the commercial insurance market, St. James plans to build upon its strong agency relationships, client service, and underwriting capabilities to provide needed commercial products to their retail agents in FL and SC. Their plans include expanding their geographic footprint to accommodate the needs of the independent and captive agents utilizing financially sound insurance companies. Dave Stricker can be reached in the St. James Insurance Group Orlando office via phone on 407.248.1554 or email at dstricker@sjig.com.?

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