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Schaumburg, Ill. (October 9, 2015) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, is pleased to welcome the addition of Mark Russ to its Property and Casualty division. Mark will be consulting faith-based institutions, specifically local evangelical mega-ministries, on their insurance needs. Mark, who will serve as a Senior Vice President, brings over 37 years of insurance experience. 

In his new role, Mark will focus on developing unique risk management programs for larger, local multi-site churches nationwide. His promise to clients is to proactively serve and protect the legacy of their operations. Mark’s approachability, honesty and dependability make him his clients’ greatest risk management resource. In addition to his faith-based specialization, Mark maintains expertise in the construction, manufacturing and healthcare industries.

“By building key strategic relationships, as well as customized programs, I’ve been able to offer a different approach to risk management,” stated Russ. “I’m confident I’ll have the right resources and expertise to make an immediate contribution.” 

"Being able to effectively minimize risk for clients is a key part of our culture,” stated Dan Klaras, president at Assurance. “So it’s important for us to continue hiring professionals, like Mark, who specialize and understand the various risk factors in a specialized industry.”

Mark earned a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity International University and is currently a member of the Willow Creek Association and Willow Creek Community Church. He will work out of Assurance’s headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill.

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.