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Schaumburg, IL (July 25, 2012) - Assurance – a Top 50 U.S. Insurance Brokerage located just outside of Chicago and St. Louis – is pleased to welcome the addition of Avi Lev to its growing Property & Casualty insurance practice. Lev, who will serve as a Vice President at Assurance, brings over five years of experience in the insurance industry with a special focus in real estate and senior living. He advises, strategizes and consults owners on their insurance and risk management needs.

Lev earned a Bachelor's degree in Judaic Law from Hebrew Theological College and has since earned his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation. Prior to joining Assurance, Lev owned and was managing partner of a boutique insurance brokerage specializing in property & casualty coverage for health care and real estate companies, as well as personal lines coverage. Lev also led the marketing, hiring and strategic oversight of the company.

With respect to the hiring of Lev, Assurance President Dan Klaras asserts that, "The expertise and ambition that Avi brings to the table makes him a positive addition to Assurance. His extensive background will have a great impact on controlling risk and improving our clients' bottom line.”