Schaumburg, Ill. (July 7, 2017) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, is proud to announce the hiring of Art Pedraza who will serve as an account executive. With over 25 years of experience, he specializes in business insurance and surety solutions for the construction industry.

In his new role, Art reduces clients’ total cost of risk through safety and loss prevention, claims advocacy and risk transfer. Art takes a proactive approach to risk management, directly contributing to clients’ operating results, while providing comprehensive insurance coverage in the event of a claim.

“He has a wealth of knowledge and experience insuring both mid and large-sized construction companies,” stated Michael Alberico, senior vice president and practice leader. “We are happy to welcome Art to the team as we continue growing our construction client base across the country.”

Art graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with an Executive MBA. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Art currently holds his Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a member of the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) and spends his spare time volunteering with Oak Park Youth Baseball and Softball. Art is also a Boy Scouts of America Assistant Scoutmaster and power lunch speaker at local charter schools.

Art will work out of Assurance’s Schaumburg headquarters. 

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