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Schaumburg, Ill. (January 20, 2017) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Lockman who will serve as senior vice president and sales leader for the Mid-Atlantic region.

In his new role, Scott is charged with growing Assurance’s presence in the greater Washington D.C. area. This includes both the hiring of sales and account management professionals as well as building a localized niche strategy. Scott works closely with Assurance’s risk management and benefits consultants to develop insurance solutions that minimize risk and protect clients’ assets.

Scott began his career at a global insurance brokerage, where he ran their claims and loss control consulting group. Over the last 17 years, he worked on business continuity planning and risk management programs for large accounts. After a brief time in Florida insuring mega-yachts, Scott came back to the D.C. area to become a regional practice leader of six offices and 40 staff. He then sharpened his international insurance expertise working in over 11 countries and publishing articles on topics such as cyber coverage and international travel exposures. He’s spoken at many regional events on both domestic and international insurance issues and has advised clients in industries ranging from higher education and construction to Major League Baseball.

“After a long search, I’m pleased to have Scott join the Assurance team,” said Liz Smith, president at Assurance. “His wealth of experience will help us grow in key industry verticals in the Mid-Atlantic region."

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Keene State College. He’s a member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Inside NGO and SeaKeepers Society. He also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. 

About Assurance
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.