Two pieces of news provide a flicker of hope amid the doom and gloom.
NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (Dec. 27, 2013) – Brennan & Stuart Inc. of La Salle is Keystone Insurers Group's newest franchise partner in Illinois. The announcement was made today by Brennan & Stuart Vice President of Marketing Jennifer Stuart Waszkowiak and Elizabeth Schenk, vice president of sales and marketing for Keystone Insurers Group.
“We are excited and honored to be joining Keystone Insurers Group as a ‘pioneer’ agency. It’s truly a win-win for us,” said Waszkowiak. “We retain our agency name, ownership and independence while gaining an expanded array of products and services that will position us to better serve our clients, now and in the future. We see opportunities to expand into new markets and territories -- continued growth -- in our future as a Keystone partner.”
"Brennan & Stuart was on our radar long before we entered Illinois," noted Schenk. "With an impressive history of customer service and commitment to professionalism, the agency possesses a powerful synergy that has earned them the utmost respect of their peers. This is an agency that exemplifies the core values we seek in an agency partner."
About Brennan & Stuart Inc. (BSI) – Harold Brennan started the agency as a family business in 1956. CEO Jerry Stuart joined the agency in 1963. Marketing VP Jennifer Stuart Waszkowiak, a native of La Salle and a graduate of Bradley University, is the daughter of President Mark Stuart. Today the agency employs 25 staff members and provides all lines of insurance products, including risk management. For more information, visit www.brennanstuart.com.
About Keystone Insurers Group (KIG) – Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Northumberland, Pa., KIG is owned by its franchise partners and employees in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana and Ohio. In addition, KIG conducts business in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Illinois. Each partner is an independent agency. With property/casualty premiums exceeding $2 billion, KIG is ranked third on Insurance Journal's 2013 list of Top 20 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agency Networks. For franchising opportunities in Illinois, contact Elizabeth Schenk at email@example.com. For more information, go to www.keystoneinsgrp.com.
Lea Ann Hawk