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Schaumburg, Ill. (Dec. 1, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, is pleased to welcome the addition of Michele McDermott who will serve as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

As the top Human Resources professional at Assurance, Michele is responsible for developing, managing and administering all human resource-related strategies, programs, policies and procedures. Leveraging more than 20 years of experience, she develops Assurance’s current and future leaders, recruits top insurance talent and enables business scalability while maintaining a “Best Place to Work” culture. She’s a key driver for minimizing risk and maximizing the health of Assurance’s employee-base. 

“I’m excited to join Assurance during a period of tremendous growth,” stated McDermott. She continued, “I believe that if you bring your individuality, creativity and passion to your role, you’ll always enjoy what you do and achieve success while doing it. I intend to do just that.”

"Michele is a great addition to our ‘Best Place to Work’ initiatives,” stated Jackie Gould, chief operating officer at Assurance. She added, “We’re eager to see what her experience and charisma brings to the table.”

Michele received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lewis University and a MBA in Operations and Finance from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Prior to Assurance, she was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Safety for a leading provider of student transportation.

Michele 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 www.assuranceagency.com